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Link to this post 22 Dec 09

hi all, i am wondering if its possible to comminucate with friends in command line. something like messenger in comand line.
many thanks

Link to this post 23 Dec 09

There are CLI based IRC, IM, and web-browsers that you can use to communicate with friends.

By the command line tools are a bit more protocol specific than the GUI tools, if you can tell use what IM service you want to you we can point you to a Linux based CLI IM client for the protocol.

Link to this post 24 Dec 09

You can always use the "write" command if your friends are logged on the same system.

Anyway, I belive you are talking about a cli IM as

There's plenty of them, just check the internet (maybe you'd like the pidgin cli version...)

Link to this post 02 Jan 10

Hi, there is also a program called centericq . It uses a ncurses gui and understands more than just ICQ.

Best wishes,


Link to this post 18 Jan 10

I've used centerim(centericq), cabber, bsflite, irssi, and naim. All were good programs.

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