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Old 05-15-2005, 09:31 PM   #1
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comandline programs?

Personaly, I think X-apps look way ugly in fluxbox, and terminal, or commandline, programs blend in much better. Plus, I prefer using a commandline program (Like bitchx) as opposed to usinga gui program (like xchat).

My question is:

Are there any commandline MP3 player that supports playlists ETC.

And is there a commandline chat program that suppots msn/aim/yahoo?

When I run 'emacs' in a terminal, the gui version pops up, how can I make the terminal version run??

Old 05-15-2005, 09:43 PM   #2
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Commandline MP3 Player: mpg123

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Old 05-15-2005, 09:55 PM   #3
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for emacs with gui

run emacs at the shell(do not press Enter) and pres TAB

this wil give u other options for emac

like i got this

root@darkstar:~# emacs
emacs emacs-21.3-with-x11
emacs-21.3-no-x11 emacsclient
root@darkstar:~# emacs

so u can run the no-X11 version

for mp3 ther is a utlity called


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You can start emacs in non gui mode, by opening a file as follows
$emacs -nw filename
Old 05-16-2005, 02:19 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies... you have answered all of my questions

Except for one, is there is a chat program like gaim that is commandline?


Is there a way to change the color of mozzila/gaim (I'm using fluxbox, and fluxbox's theme does not affect these programs.
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there is also mp3blaster which supports playlist, and which i use a lot when i am not using X.

The fluxbox themes, if they aren't GTK based have no impacts on mozilla/gaim look and feel. If they are GTK, they might change the windows look and controls look, but not the colors of the entire program.

For command line clients like gaim, i don't think so? Maybe you can find one program by protocol, but not a full featured console client supporting msn, yahoo , etc.
Old 05-16-2005, 12:59 PM   #7
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w00t, i found a friggin nice commandline messenger program:

its nice


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