A: If you're running a client on your own machine, edit it in your setup. If you're using a client on a Unix machine run by someone else, do the following from the command line:
Depending on the reply,
- If the reply is csh, tcsh or zsh, do this:
setenv IRCNAME "whatever"
- If the reply is ksh, bash or sh , this should work:
- If it's any other type of shell, sorry, you're on your own.
- Add the appropriate line to your login file (usually .cshrc for csh/tcsh and .profile for bash/ksh) to make the change permanent and re-login.
- Don't ignore the quotes and capitalization. They're there for a reason.
- If you still haven't understood, get a Unix manual.
- For VMS, add the following line to your login.com file:
DEFINE IRCNAME "what you would like to appear"
If you're on some sort of BBS and don't have access to a command line interface, talk to your sysadmin/sysop.