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HexChat IRC client


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This package was submitted prior to moderation and has not been approved. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

Easy to use and customizable interface
Cross-platform on Windows and Unix-like OSes
Highly scriptable with Python and Perl
Translated in multiple languages
Fully open source and actively developed
Multi-network with auto-connect, join, and identify
Spellcheck, Proxies, SASL, DCC support and more

To install HexChat IRC client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install hexchat --version 2.9.5

To upgrade HexChat IRC client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade hexchat --version 2.9.5


  • This package was created prior to July 2014 - when package content started being included on the site. You can download and unzip the package or use Nuget Package Explorer to see the contents.

Virus Scan Results

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Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Berke Viktor


Copyright (C) 1998-2010 Peter Zelezny. Copyright (C) 2009-2013 Berke Viktor.


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
HexChat IRC client 1577 Sunday, July 3, 2016 approved
HexChat IRC client 2.12.1 113 Tuesday, May 3, 2016 approved
HexChat IRC client 2.12.0 566 Tuesday, March 15, 2016 approved
HexChat 2.10.2 742 Monday, December 7, 2015 approved
HexChat IRC client 2.10.1 1939 Sunday, November 9, 2014 approved
HexChat IRC client 2.10.0 556 Friday, July 18, 2014  
HexChat IRC client 494 Monday, December 23, 2013  
HexChat IRC client 2.9.5 289 Thursday, May 30, 2013  

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