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Old 04-01-2006, 04:15 PM   #1
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terminal AIM

I've only been using Ubuntu for a couple of months, but I'm having a great time doing everything through command- I like using xmms2 through terminal only with no graphical interface... I've been searching for some time now for a similar way to control Gaim. Does anyone know a way to use AIM through the terminal?
Old 04-01-2006, 09:32 PM   #2
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I sometimes use centericq because it looks nicer than gaim in my transparent terminals and is more compact. It supports virtually every chat protocol you could want to use, including aim.
Old 04-01-2006, 11:22 PM   #3
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I used to use naim - console based AIM. Give that a shot. I haven't used it recently so I don't know if it's still supported or not. Good luck.

Old 04-01-2006, 11:22 PM   #4
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thanks, that's kind of what I was looking for. It's not as easy to use as I hoped, but I don't know what I really expected in the first place. If I can get used to that, all I have to find is a mail program and I might be able to dump the GUI. I'm not even going to try to find a web browser for console!
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This program rocks
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For email try Mutt

w3m is a fairly good browser


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