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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 line.
The following command line options are avilable when running barnowl: -n 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. -c configfile Specifiy an alternate config file for BarnOwl to use. By default, barnowl uses ~/.barnowlconf if it exists, and ~/.owlconf otherwise. -s configdir Specify an alternate configuration directory. By default, BarnOwl uses ~/.owl/. -t tty Specifiy the tty name to use for the zephyr location. -v Print the version number of barnowl and exit. -d Enable debugging. By default debugging information is placed in /var/tmp/owldebug. -D Enable debugging, but first delete any existing debugging file. -h 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- barnowl@mit.edu. 23 Jun 2008 BARNOWL(1)

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