pidgin — stdin stdout - file -- opt --help --version
pidgin is a instant messaging
client that works with many different protocols, including AOL, MSN,
Yahoo, and more. It is also an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client. It
runs in an X window:
$ pidgin &
If you don’t already have an account with one of these IM
services, you’ll need to create one first; for example, visit www.aim.com to
create an AOL Instant Messenger account. Once this is done, simply
click the Accounts button to indicate your account to
pidgin, enter your screen name and password
in the login window, and you should be connected.
Enable the given accounts (a comma-separated list).
Don’t automatically log in
Let multiple copies of pidgin run at the same time.