znc - An advanced IRC bouncer
znc [-n] [-d datadir] [-D] [-f]
znc [-n] [-d datadir] [-D] [-f] --makeconf
znc [-n] [-d datadir] [-D] [-f] --makepem
znc is an IRC proxy. It runs as a daemon and connects to IRC server,
then allows you to connect from a workstation and work as the user that
is logged in to the IRC server. After you disconnect, it maintains the
connection to the server. It acts like any normal IRC server, so you
can use any IRC client to connect to it.
Output a brief help message.
Show the full version number.
Don't use any color escape sequences.
Don't fork the ZNC process into the background.
Print debug output to the console. Implies --foreground.
-d DATADIR, --datadir=DATADIR
Specify another datadir. This is where znc saves everything.
Interactively create a new configuration.
Hash a password for use in znc.conf.
Generate znc.pem. This is the server certificate znc uses. You
need this for SSL.
Don't complain if ZNC is run with root privilegies.
This section explains how znc reacts to different signals:
SIGINT Exit ZNC. This is equivalent to /znc shutdown
SIGHUP Reload znc.conf. This is equivalent to /znc rehash. DO NOT do
this very often, things can break badly!
Rewrite znc.conf. This is equivalent to /znc saveconfig
Static module data like webadmin skins
znc installs its modules to this directory.
These are the headers needed for compiling own modules.
~/.znc This is the default datadir. The following paths assume that you
use this. If you change this via --datadir then the following
lines are relative to that dir.
This is the server certificate znc uses for listening on SSL
ports. You can generate this via --makepem and you may replace
this with your own certificate, if you want to.
If you compile your own modules, you can save them here.
This is the path to znc.conf. Use --makeconf for an easy way to
The data for every user is saved in this dir. USERNAME refers
to the user name of that user.
This is where each module can save some stuff. This is mainly
used for remembering module settings that are not part of
This is where global modules may save their settings.