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Old 02-14-2003, 12:01 PM   #1
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Console based IM software?

Here's an odd question, but...does anyone have any suggestions for good console-based instant messenger software (AIM, yahoo, etc)? By console, of course, I mean not using X. I found one called centericq, at, which seems a little twitchy but seems to do the job. But I haven't gotten too deep into it, and I was wondering if there is a standard one I'm missing. Thanks!
Old 02-14-2003, 12:46 PM   #2
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I've used one, and it was terrible. Probably just that specific one, however it left a bad taste in my mouth for terminal based messenger clients. If you are interested, check out you can sort by environment, just weed out the X clients and you should be left with console based ones

Old 02-14-2003, 12:48 PM   #3
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Check out one called naim. Used that in the day or two in LFS before I had X. It seemed to do the job alright.
Old 02-14-2003, 01:34 PM   #4
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licq has a text based addon to use on console check it out at
Old 02-14-2003, 02:08 PM   #5
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If you want a MSN console based IM program you can always go with LMME.
Its outdated or hasn't been updated lately but when I used it, it worked fine with no problems.
Old 02-14-2003, 07:39 PM   #6
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centericq works fine for icq, AIM,YAhoo messager and MSN
Old 02-14-2003, 08:34 PM   #7
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naim for sure, it works really good


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