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 "watch" Module


This module adds the /WATCH command which allows users to find out when their friends are connected to the server.


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

<module name="">


The <watch> tag defines settings about how the watch module should behave. This tag can only be defined once.

Name Type Default Value Description
maxentries Number 32 The maximum number of entries on a user's watch list.
Example Usage
<watch maxentries="32">


Name Parameter Count Syntax Description
WATCH 1 [(+|-)<nick>]
Manipulates the contents of the executing user's watch list.

Example Usage

Adds Sadie to the watch list:

/WATCH +Sadie

Removes Sadie from the watch list:

/WATCH -Sadie

Removes all users from the watch list:


Lists all users on the watch list:


Shows the status of all watched users: