network, shell

IM from the command line

% cd /usr/ports/net-im/finch; make install clean

The above installs finch. It is an ncurses based instant messaging client, part of the pidgin suite. Though it can be a little tough at the beginning, it is a good alternative if you do not have a graphical interface. Below I show two screenshots. Use Alt-w to move between windows.

finch1

finch2

Enjoy!

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