Can't /msg "NickServ identify <password>" in IRC

Asked by Frazer Brunton on 2010-10-17

I just started using Empathy and for some reason in the chat I can't confirm my IRC nickname in NickServ...

I use the command that it tells me to in the NickServ section which is

/msg NickServ identify <password>

I cut and past the command and enter my password and I get this message

Unknown command; see /help for the available commands

That is all fine and dandy but since I cut and past the command it tells me to use how can the command be unknown?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 and Empathy

Any help out there?

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druisan (druisan) said : #1

That's because Empathy doesn't support "/msg" command.

Frazer Brunton (frazerjkon) said : #2

Oh okay well that would answer my question, how would I verify my nick then? leave out "/msg"?

Best druisan (druisan) said : #3

Try opening a new conversation with user "NickServ", and writte "identify password".

Frazer Brunton (frazerjkon) said : #4

Thanks ElNota, that solved my question.

alexxtasi (alexxtasi) said : #5

excuse me but, don't you think that empathy should support the /msg command? Correct me and forgive me if I'm wrong but this command is a part of the irc protocol ?

alexxtasi (alexxtasi) said : #6

furthermore I thing that empathy should inform users not to use the /msg command, but the "identify <password>" one...
it should say something like

   "This nickname is registered. Please choose a different nickname, or identify via identify <password>."

instead of

   "This nickname is registered. Please choose a different nickname, or identify via /msg NickServ identify <password>."

David Goss (davidagoss) said : #7

Is there a way to prevent this message from appearing every time the user logs into IRC? Empathy asks for the user's IRC password, so why is it not automatically identifying?