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Old 11-07-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
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commandline IM with the least dependencies


I know that for commandline instant messaging finch is one of the best - it does (or should) support all the networks that Pidgin does. When I went to install it on the system that I will primarily use only with commandline (an old EEE PC where I don't want to stress the ram (and also have only like 2 GB of hard drive space)) it had a bunch of dependencies that appeared to be graphical dependencies related to Pidgin the graphical application.

I was curious if there were any other CLI IM programs that are as capable as finch/Pidgin that have less dependencies. Necessary would be Gmail and AIM. Nice to have would be Facebook IM.

Thanks!
 
Old 11-07-2012, 01:56 PM   #2
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irssi+bitlbee = irc, Gtalk, Yahoo IM, ICQ, AIM, MSN, Facebook, Twitter, XMPP/Jabber
 
Old 11-08-2012, 06:59 AM   #3
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centericq ?

I remember this as "CenterIM" when I used some apt-get-based OSs.
 
Old 11-08-2012, 02:05 PM   #4
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irssi+bitlbee = irc, Gtalk, Yahoo IM, ICQ, AIM, MSN, Facebook, Twitter, XMPP/Jabber
Oh, excellent. Since I"m already using irssi I'll check this out. I assume they would just appear as separate irc rooms?
 
  


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