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A command in IRC. Usage is

/whois nick

/whois will query the server about the user named nick and return: If you are on the same IRC server as the person you /whois, you will also be given
  • The amount of time they have been idle-- i.e. the length of time that has passed since they said anything or sent any command to the server.

If you are not on the same server as they are, you can still get this information by querying their server directly. This is done by typing the nick twice into the /whois, i.e. /whois nick nick. Note, though, that if there is lag, this will take longer than a normal /whois.

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