AIM via Terminal

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  1. djdavidgallant macrumors member

    djdavidgallant

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    #1
    Any suggestions or old threads on this concept? I am looking to keep my AIM/GChat chatting inside of a terminal window.
    Thanks!
     
  2. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    I'm not sure how to do this, but what's wrong with the nice iChat UI? Why use the terminal?
     
  3. djdavidgallant thread starter macrumors member

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    I was looking to set this up in terminal so that I can connect from home and not have to use a visual interface to the same IM session
     
  4. nesuser2 macrumors 6502

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    This can't be sent in a terminal app but you can use vlc to provide a remote session to see everything on your screen remotely...
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    why not use some Linux based programs? i have been using Finch - its pretty great. im not sure what sort of compatibility there is naked install wise, but it can definetely be installed. it will work over SSH.
     
  6. tag macrumors 6502a

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    I use 'naim' on a NetBSD machine I use (works with AIM, IRQ, IRC, and lily.). According to it's site here and here, you can install it on OS X through DarwinPorts or compile it yourself I guess, haven't used this on Mac OS personally.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I think you mean "VNC" ...
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i was wondering what he meant there :D
     
  9. djdavidgallant thread starter macrumors member

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