InspIRCd v2 is coming to the end of its lifetime!

Fixes for security vulnerabilities will be provided until 2021-01-01 but after this date v2 will no longer be maintained.

InspIRCd v3 contains many new features including full support for all currently ratified IRCv3 extensions and WebSocket connections.

InspIRCd v3 installation instructions are available here and a list of breaking changes is available here.

The "helpop" Module


This module adds the /HELPOP command which allows users to view help on various topics and user mode h (helpop) which marks a server operator as being available for help.


To load this module use the following <module> tag:

<module name="">


The <helpop> tag defines a help topic. This tag can be defined as many times as required.

Name Type Default Value Description
key Text None The name of this help topic.
value Text None The contents of this help topic. This can be split over multiple lines if needed.
Example Usage
<helpop key="test"
        value="This is a test!">


Name Parameter Count Syntax Description
HELPOP 0-1 [<topic>] Looks up help on a particular topic.

Example Usage

Responds with the help introduction page:


Responds with a list of all potential help topics:

/HELPOP index

Responds with the contents of the "example" help topic:

/HELPOP example

User Modes

Name Character Type Parameter Syntax Description
helpop h Switch None Marks the user as being available for help.

Special Notes

You may find it useful to use one of the predefined help files which ship with InspIRCd.

For basic help add the following tag to your configuration:

<include file="conf/examples/helpop.conf.example">

For full help add the following tag to your configuration:

<include file="conf/examples/helpop-full.conf.example">