How to Install HexChat on Debian

How to Install HexChat on Debian


HexChat is an IRC-based communication and coordination software. It has several advantages over terminal-based IRC utilities. It helps users to navigate easily from one chat server to another. In this guide, We are going to learn how to install HexChat on Debian. I am using Debian 10 Buster Edition. All instructions and commands only apply to Debian. Do not try to install HexChat from PPAs as it will result in a system break.

Installing HexChat

Run the following command to install HexChat on Debian:

$ sudo apt install hexchat

HexChat will be installed from Debian stable repositories.

Launching HexChat

You can access HexChat from CLI or from the dashboard.

$ hexchat

As soon as it is run, it shows a network list to join.

Uninstalling HexChat

Simply run the following command and HexChat will be gone from your Debian system.

$ sudo apt remove hexchat

You are good to proceed now.


In this guide, we learned how to install and remove HexChat which is a nice chatting utility to connect with IRC servers. This guide is solely based on Debian 10 buster edition.

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