InspIRCd v4 is still early in development!

If you use this branch you may experience crashes, weird behaviour, and unannounced breaking changes.

You probably want to use InspIRCd v3 instead.

The "help" Module (v4)


This module adds the /HELP command which allows users to view help on various topics.


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

<module name="help">


The <helpmsg> tag defines responses to the /HELPOP command. This tag can only be defined once.

Name Type Default Value Description
nohelp Text There is no help for the topic you searched for. Please try again. The message to respond with when a help topic does not exist.
Example Usage
<helpmsg nohelp="There is no help for the topic you searched for. Please try again.">


The <helptopic> 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.
title Text None The header for the help topic.
value Text None The contents of this help topic. This can be split over multiple lines if needed.
Example Usage
<helptopic 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

Special Notes

You may find it useful to use the predefined help file which ships with InspIRCd.

To use this add the following tag to your configuration:

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