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Finch, a command line alternative to Pidgin

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http://linuxers.org – I don't know in which scenario should I suggest you to use a console based IM client but I came across Finch for the first time while trying to save my laptop's battery life during power cuts by shifting to old school console . I am not sure whether my basic aim was fulfilled or not but it was fun seeing what ncurses could do :). For starters, you don't need to start configuring finch just like you did with Pidgin the first time. It automatically takes all the required information from your home directory's .pidgin folder. This means, its exactly like Pidgin but on co (General)