I'm trying to use ChatZilla on Ubuntu with freenode but cannot login. I get a message that I am not using a valid command. I have not used my nickname in several months but some of the messages that came back indicate it is still registered.

I used the command /msg nickserv nickname password. So say my nickname was 'joe' and my password were '123456', I put in /msg nickserv joe 123456 and I get back:

from(joe) 123456
to(NickServ) joe 123456
from(NickServ) Invalid command. Use /msg NickServ help for a command listing.
  • Sounds like you are using invalid commands. Proper research on a topic is required here.
    – Ramhound
    Mar 15 '16 at 18:09
  • Yes, I am using the wrong command and have not figured it out with an hour of research so am asking for help. Since I have done successfully logged in the past I'm a bit surprised.
    – user27175
    Mar 15 '16 at 18:13
  • Which is the reason I provided you the correct command The comments in the other question made it clear, I originally intended, to link to the screenshot with the proper command. despite that oversight on my part, the correct command, was clearly indicated in that existing question.
    – Ramhound
    Mar 15 '16 at 18:19
  • Please just answer the question, then. Not only does providing an oblique screenshot to someone who's clearly unfamiliar with IRC quite unhelpful, it leaves an actually-answered question floating around in the unanswered list to waste everyone else's time.
    – Mikey T.K.
    Mar 15 '16 at 18:25
  • Ramhound - I appreciate your answer and effort. I did not recognize 'research' as a link with an answer so did not click on it.
    – user27175
    Mar 16 '16 at 5:17

Your command is bad. If you want to identify to NickServ, the command is /msg nickserv identify (password), registering is /msg nickserv register (password) (email)

"Joe" is not a valid command :)

  • Thank you! It just didn't click in my brain that identify=login
    – user27175
    Mar 15 '16 at 18:16

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