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menhilmor 02-14-2003 12:01 PM

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!

MasterC 02-14-2003 12:46 PM

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 :)


Obi Perrin 02-14-2003 12:48 PM

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.

nakkaya 02-14-2003 01:34 PM

licq has a text based addon to use on console check it out at

rodeoclown 02-14-2003 02:08 PM

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Its outdated or hasn't been updated lately but when I used it, it worked fine with no problems.

MitchM99 02-14-2003 07:39 PM

centericq works fine for icq, AIM,YAhoo messager and MSN

frieza 02-14-2003 08:34 PM

naim for sure, it works really good ;)

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