finch

text-based multi-protocol instant messaging client
  http://www.pidgin.im
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Finch is a text/console-based, modular instant messaging client capable of using multiple networks at once. Currently supported are: AIM/ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, IRC, Jabber/XMPP/Google Talk, Napster, Zephyr, Gadu-Gadu, Bonjour, Groupwise, Sametime, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and MXit.

Some extra packages are suggested to use increased functionality:
* libx11-6
- To use the Clipboard and/or Toaster plugins.
Latest reviews
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pmandic 4 years ago

Somewhat buggy, but I didn't find a better alternative for terminal xmpp client.

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Xyie 8 years ago

You will want to read the manual before using this, but if you use pidgin, but also spend much time in terminal, you'll find this useful. It's at least good to have on-hand as a backup...