AIM via Terminal

djdavidgallant

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Jul 11, 2009
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Boston, MA
Any suggestions or old threads on this concept? I am looking to keep my AIM/GChat chatting inside of a terminal window.
Thanks!
 

djdavidgallant

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Jul 11, 2009
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Boston, MA
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
 

nesuser2

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May 15, 2004
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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...
 

DoFoT9

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Jun 11, 2007
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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.
 

tag

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Apr 29, 2005
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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.