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barnowl: tty based zephyr client
barnowl - tty based zephyr client
barnowl [ -n ] [ -d ] [ -D ] [ -v ] [ -h ] [ -c configfile ] [ -t tty ]
[ -s configdir ]
BarnOwl is a fully integrated tty based instant messaging client.
Currently it supports AOL Instant Messenger, MIT Zephyr, and Jabber.
It is curses-based, allows for emacs-style editing of outgoing messages
and uses perl as an extension and configuration language. BarnOwl will
also run happily without a configuration file.
Once BarnOwl is started, typing 'h' will display a help screen. Typing
':' enters command mode, allowing the user to type a barnowl command
The following command line options are avilable when running barnowl:
Do not subscribe to zephyr messages on startup. By default
BarnOwl subscribes to the default subscriptions and to anything
found in ~/.zephyr.subs. When this option is used no
subscriptions are loaded.
Specifiy an alternate config file for BarnOwl to use. By
default, barnowl uses ~/.barnowlconf if it exists, and
Specify an alternate configuration directory. By default,
BarnOwl uses ~/.owl/.
Specifiy the tty name to use for the zephyr location.
Print the version number of barnowl and exit.
Enable debugging. By default debugging information is placed in
Enable debugging, but first delete any existing debugging file.
Print command line option help.
Written by Nelson Elhage and Alejandro Sedeno at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. Based on Owl by James Kretchmar.
Comments, questions, and bug reports may be mailed to bug-
23 Jun 2008 BARNOWL(1)