can get a listing of all other users on a channel with
the /who command. An "@" next to a user name in the resulting
report indicates that they are
a channel operator, while a "*" next to
name indicates that they are an operator of the entire IRC network.
You can get information about
a particular user with the /whois command.
For example, to get information on the user "John5", type the following:
You can see what information is recorded on yourself by trying the
/whois on yourself -- for example, if you are "piano7":
The /who command all
by itself, without a channel specified, will list everybody on the
IRC network. The /whois command with an argument
of "*" will produce the same effect. These commands are not recommended
because the resulting reports will be very lengthy and will take a
long time to be generated, possibly tieing up your client.
The /whowas command is the same as /whois, except that
it is used for people who just left the network, and will return
information from when
they were logged on.