Your everyday IRC student
a2cdd743 — delthas 11 days ago
Autocomplete immediately when only one result is found
06d3d2c1 — delthas 11 days ago
Add CTRL+K as a shortcut to buffer; filter buffer view by name
1a988df7 — delthas 11 days ago
Accept any prefix of /BUFFER as the buffer command



You can also use your local clone with git send-email.

Welcome home, desune~

A modern terminal IRC client.

a screenshot of your senpai feat. simon!

senpai is an IRC client that works best with bouncers:

  • no logs are kept,
  • history is fetched from the server via CHATHISTORY,
  • networks are fetched from the server via bouncer-networks,
  • messages can be searched in logs via SEARCH.

#Quick demo

To try out senpai "online", a live SSH demo is available at:

ssh -p 6666 delthas.fr

Your nick will be set to your SSH username.

(This connects to the Ergo test network.)


From source (requires Go):

git clone https://git.sr.ht/~delthas/senpai
cd senpai
sudo make install

For a simple Go local installation:

git clone https://git.sr.ht/~delthas/senpai
cd senpai
go install ./cmd/senpai


From your terminal:


Senpai will guide you through a configuration assistant on your first run.

Then, type /join #senpai on Libera.Chat and have a... chat!

See doc/senpai.1.scd for more information and doc/senpai.5.scd for more configuration options!

#Debugging errors, testing servers

To debug IRC traffic, run senpai with the -debug argument (or put debug true) in your config, it will then print in the home buffer all the data it sends and receives.

#Issue tracker

Browse tickets at https://todo.sr.ht/~delthas/senpai.

To create a ticket, visit the page above, or simply send an email to: u.delthas.senpai@todo.sr.ht (does not require an account)


Sending patches to senpai is done by email, this is simple and built-in to Git.

#Using pyonji

pyonji streamlines the Git email contribution workflow.

Install, then after adding your changes to a commit, run pyonji.

#Using traditional git tools

Set up your system once by following the steps Installation and Configuration of git-send-email.io

Then, run once in this repository:

git config sendemail.to "~delthas/senpai-dev@lists.sr.ht"

Then, to send a patch, make your commit, then run:

git send-email --base=HEAD~1 --annotate -1 -v1

It should then appear on the mailing list.


This senpai is open source! Please use it under the ISC license.

Copyright (C) 2021 The senpai Contributors

senpai was created by taiite, who later handed development over to delthas. This is not a fork, but a continuation of the project initially hosted at https://sr.ht/~taiite/senpai/