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IRC client on OpenVMS

The Question is:

I have an account which I want to compile irc client on...  It only
has 1 mgb though...  I found some script program that compiles
automatically but it needs more room.  I tried pre-compiled ones, ones
that I could find anyway but it didn't seem to work.. .  Do you know
of any ftp sites that have precompiled irc clients for vms?  How do
you unzip them it's zipped?  I'm very comfortable with unix but this
vms... i don't know.... Thanks in advance...  Duk

The Answer is:

    A search for IRC and VMS in AltaVista (http://altavista.digital.com)
    gives a list of several likely candidates on the first page.  A good
    one appears to be:-


    This is the 00README file from that directory.

    00README                This file
    irc176.com              Client for VAX/VMS V5.x with VT-Terminals
    ircd272g_beta.sav_lzs   IRCD server for VMS
    vvirc.shr               Vernon Valakur's VMS IRC client, version 1.3