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Old 02-09-2009, 02:41 AM   #1
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How to chat from the terminal????????


hello

>>>>There many chat programs like pidgin ,kopete and others as well from where we can chat to any messenger protocols supported..
I use pidgin and i like it .

>>>> But if i want to "chat from the teminal" what should i do ????? Any apps ,packages or terminal chat programs????????
googling gives me nothing appropriate!!!!!

Thanks in advance
 
Old 02-09-2009, 02:44 AM   #2
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You could use Finch, which is part of the Pidgin project. See this. Your distro may not have built support for Finch when building Pidgin, so that's something to be aware of.
 
Old 02-09-2009, 02:53 AM   #3
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If you let us know which protocols will you be using then we could give more accurate responses (jabber, irc, or whatever you use).

For jabber, mcabber is a text based program that works quite well and is very simple to configure and use.

For irc you can use irssi, weechat and many others. There are many.

There's also bitlbee, which is a bridge that can be used to access jabber and probably other protocols from a regular irc client like irssi, weechat or xchat.
 
Old 02-09-2009, 02:59 AM   #4
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:13 AM   #5
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If you let us know which protocols will you be using then we could give more accurate responses (jabber, irc, or whatever you use).

For jabber, mcabber is a text based program that works quite well and is very simple to configure and use.

For irc you can use irssi, weechat and many others. There are many.

There's also bitlbee, which is a bridge that can be used to access jabber and probably other protocols from a regular irc client like irssi, weechat or xchat.




>>>>Well comming to the protocols i need nothing more than chatting with people who use msn,xmpp,yahoo,aim from the terminal!!!!!!..i want to chat from the terminal ...please help how to????????

Thanks In Advance..........
 
Old 02-09-2009, 10:58 AM   #6
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You can start with those that I already suggested. Bitlbee supports msn, yahoo, aim, jabber and maybe a couple of protocols more. You can then connect to bitlbee using irssi or weechat or whatever you prefer.

If you don't like irc-like clients, then I think that there's an ncurses based text-only version of pidgin. It's called finch.

Make your choice, install it, use it. That's all.
 
Old 02-09-2009, 11:03 AM   #7
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:15 PM   #8
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You can start with those that I already suggested. Bitlbee supports msn, yahoo, aim, jabber and maybe a couple of protocols more. You can then connect to bitlbee using irssi or weechat or whatever you prefer.

If you don't like irc-like clients, then I think that there's an ncurses based text-only version of pidgin. It's called finch.

Make your choice, install it, use it. That's all.
>>>.>>Thank You

>>>>I got it after searching for more than an hour

>>>>i've installed bitlbee and irc

>>>>>with that i'm able to chat .........that great
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

>>>>>Thank You once again .................
 
  


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