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Connecting A Channel In Slack To A Channel On IRC

By @abs

If you spend your days in Slack, but at the same time need to stay on top of an important IRC channel, it can be challenging.

Mirroring a channel in your Slack team with a channel on IRC makes sense for a number of reasons:

  • Your entire Slack team can keep an eye on the IRC channel;
  • You don't have to deal with bouncers or tmux sessions—everything will be securely stored in Slack;
  • You can search;
  • You can easily access the IRC channel from your mobile phone, because Slack has functional mobile apps;
  • You can use the Sameroom hush command to mention your Slack teammates from the channel connected to IRC.

One caveat: Sameroom only works with IRC networks that support registered nicks. For more info see IRC Limitations.

Configuration

  • Step 1: Add your IRC and Slack accounts to Sameroom;
  • Step 2: On the Open-A-Tube page, select your Slack channel for Side A and IRC channel for Side B.

Note: if the IRC channel has the +s flag set, you'll have to manually type the name of the channel:

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