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Old 10-03-2004, 07:29 PM   #1
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non-x IRC client


Just as the title says, I'm looking for an IRC client that doesn't get used in X. I run a text based slackware box as an NFS server on my internal network and would like to be able to use it to communicate on IRC.

I've done a few google searches to see what's out there and haven't really been able to find anything. Anyone have any suggestions?
 
Old 10-03-2004, 07:46 PM   #2
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epic, bitchx, iircII or something like that and many others.. where'd you search at? I would think at least bitchx would show up, one of the most popular ones, I think its as popular as x-chat is in X itself..
 
Old 10-03-2004, 07:47 PM   #3
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those are all x-window chat programs. I'm looking for something that's done from a terminal window.

edit: epic looks like it'll go text based... maybe I'll try that.

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Old 10-03-2004, 07:58 PM   #4
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those are all x-window chat programs. I'm looking for something that's done from a terminal window.

edit: epic looks like it'll go text based... maybe I'll try that.
They are all text based too.. trust me, I know, I've used them all.. bitchx, works both ways. epic is only text based that I know of and iircII is also text based.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 08:01 PM   #5
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how would I use bitchx as text based? is there a parameter that i'd use to start it, or will it just work if i start it from a terminal?
 
Old 10-03-2004, 08:22 PM   #6
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how would I use bitchx as text based? is there a parameter that i'd use to start it, or will it just work if i start it from a terminal?
Type bitchx <irc-server-name>

Or at times I think its BitchX... case sensitive.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 08:24 PM   #7
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cool, thanks for all your help.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 09:07 PM   #8
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I didn't know BitchX had a gui at all? I've never seen one anyway.
Another option is irssi, which I've recently installed but not yet tried. I just hear it's excellent.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 09:10 PM   #9
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i'm actually using bitchx now, it's pretty nice.
 
  


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