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CENTERIM(1)		    General Commands Manual		   CENTERIM(1)

       centerim	 -  a  text mode based IM client for Linux, *BSD, Sun Solaris,
       MacOS X and possibly, other Unices. ICQ2000, Yahoo!, AIM	TOC, IRC, MSN,
       Gadu-Gadu  and Jabber protocols are now supported. Internal LiveJournal
       client and RSS reader are also provided.

       centerim	[ option ] ...

       This manual page	documents briefly the centerim command.

       centerim	is a text mode menu- and  window-driven	 IM  interface.	  Cur-
       rently  ICQ2000,	 Yahoo!, AIM, IRC, MSN,	Gadu-Gadu and Jabber protocols
       are supported. It allows	you to send, receive,  and  forward  messages,
       URLs, SMSes and,	contacts, mass message send, search for	users (includ-
       ing extended "whitepages	search"), view users' details,	maintain  your
       contact	list  directly	from the program (including non-icq contacts),
       view the	messages history, register a new UIN and update	your  details,
       be  informed  on	receiving email	messages, automatically	set away after
       the defined period of inactivity	(on any	console), and  have  your  own
       ignore,	visible	and invisible lists. It	can also associate events with
       sounds, add events to the outgoing queue	from command line, define  ex-
       ternal	event  processing  actions  (like  events  auto-forwarding  or
       elizatalk), has support for Hebrew and Arabic languages and  allows  to
       arrange contacts	into groups.

       -a, --ascii
	      use ascii	characters to draw lines and boxes

       -h, --help
	      display command line usage

       -v, --version
	      show the program version info

       -b, --basedir <directory>
	      specify  another	base  directory;  useful for having several IM
	      identities under the same	UNIX account

       -B, --bind <hostname/ip>
	      tells centerim to	use the	specified IP address for outgoing con-

       -B, --no-xtitles
	      disable title changing in	xterm or screen

       -o, --offline
	      start with all protocols set offline

       The  following  commands	 are  used to put events to the	outgoing queue
       from the	command	line. If centerim is already  running  they're	to  be
       sent  immediately,  otherwise  they  will be sent as soon as you	go on-

       -s, --send <event type>
	      This parameter specifies the type	of event  you  want  to	 send.
	      Currently	only "msg", "url" and "sms" are	supported.

       -p, --proto <protocol type>
	      This  one	 specifies to which IM network the destination contact
	      belongs. Can be "icq", "yahoo", "aim", "irc", "jab", "msn", "gg"
	      or "lj".

       -t, --to	<nickname or UIN>
	      With  this  one  you  specify nickname or	UIN of the destination
	      contact. For icq it's possible to	specify	0 to  send  events  to
	      yourself.	Only SMSes are known to	be possible to be sent to one-
	      self though.

       -n, --number <phone number>
	      Using this parameter you can send	SMSes to  any  mobile  numbers
	      through the ICQ network.

       The message text	is read	from the standard input, so use	pipes in shell
       to pass it. For example,	you can	say "hi" to me through the ICQ network
       with the	following command:

	   $ echo "hi" | centerim -s msg -p icq	-t 17502151

       In case you want	to send	an URL,	the URL	itself and its description are
       separated with a	newline	character the following	way:

	   $ echo -e "\nMy modest  homepage."      |  cen-
       terim -s	url -p icq -t 17502151

       Please  note,  that all three parameters	are required in	order to queue
       an event.

       Finally,	a small	example	of sending SMSes:

	   $ echo "sms test" | centerim	-s sms -n 1234567890

       It's also possible to change your current status	 on  a	particular  IM
       network with the	following command line option.

       -S, --status <status letter>
	      The  argument parameter is a letter which	indicates which	status
	      is to be set: o (Online),	_ (Offline), a (Away), d  (Don't  dis-
	      turb), n (N/A), c	(Occupied), f (Free for	chat), i (Invisible)

       -p or --proto <protocol name>
	      Exactly the same like it was described for the previous command.


	   $ centerim -S _ -p icq

       This  will set the icq status to	offline. In other words, it'll be dis-
       connected immediately.

	   $ centerim -S a -p yahoo

       And this	command	will switch your yahoo status to away.

       centerim	4.22.1

       Report any bugs at our Bugzilla site at

       This page and centerim was originally written  by  Konstantin  Klyagin.
       Currently, several people are maintaining this software project.


				 April 2, 2007			   CENTERIM(1)


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