MICQ

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | USAGE | FEATURES | HISTORY | MAILING-LIST | DOWNLOAD | SEE ALSO | FILES | BUGS | AUTHOR |

NAME

mICQ − a small, text mode ICQ client

SYNOPSIS

micq [−h] [−c] [−b <basedir>] [−i <locale>] [−v[level]] [−l <logplace>] [−u <UIN>] [−p <passwd>] [−s <status>] [−C <commands>]

DESCRIPTION

mICQ is a text based ICQ client supporting many of the ICQ features provided by the client by Mirabilis. mICQ allows to change the user password, create new accounts, updating user info, search other users, send SMS, open direct connections, send acknowledged messages, transfer files, detect other user’s client, send UTF-8 encoded messages, execute arbitrary commands upon any event, etc.

OPTIONS

−h|−−help

Display a short help text and exit.

−c|−−nocolor

Disable the use of color.

−b|−−basedir <basedir>

Specify basedir as the base directory where mICQ will look for its files, in particular its micqrc file.

−i|−−i18n <locale>

Use the locale locale instead of the one derived from environment variables.

−v|−−verbose[level]

Set verbose mode, or set verbosity to level.

−l|−−logplace <file>|<dir>

Use file as file to write log into, or use dir as a directory to create per user log files in.

−u|−−uin <uin>

Login with uin only. Maybe repeated.

−p|−−passwd <passwd>

Login with passwd as password. Maybe repeated for each −u switch, or single.

−s|−−status <status>

Login with status as status, which may be given numerically or inv, dnd, occ, na, away, ffc, or off[line].

−C|−−cmd <commands>

Execute mICQ commands cmds after login instead of the default eg command.

USAGE

Upon first start (for the given base directory), mICQ will ask for a UIN, or create a new one. After the first login, the server based contact list will be imported automatically.
Basic commands include msg to message other contacts (try pressing the <tab> key several times on an empty input line to bring up msg commands to message contacts recently talked to), add to add new contacts, update, other, and about to change your meta data on the ICQ server, and, of course, help for online help. A complete list of commands is available in the micq(7) man page.

FEATURES

mICQ is very portable and runs on Linux, DOS, OS/2, Win32, BeOS, AmigaOS, GNU HURD and any other modern unix system. mICQ version 0.5 is known to run on Linux, AIX, HPUX, Tru64, AmigaOS, partially BeOS and other unices. However, the other ports may or may not still work and anyone wishing to test them is welcome to.

HISTORY

16 Aug 1998

Matthew D. Smith releases micq unto the world. Followed by 12 dated releases until 25 Sept 1998.

05 Jan 2001

Matthew D. Smith died in a car accident. Users pick up where Matthew left off, formalize mICQ under the BSD license and restart the development of mICQ.

10 June 2002

Version 0.4.9 is released under the GPL licence, finally implementing the new version 8 of the ICQ protocol, done by Rüdiger Kuhlmann.

MAILING-LIST

The mICQ mailing list is micq−list@micq.org. Information about subscribing and archives is available at http://www.micq.org/pipermail/micq−list/.

DOWNLOAD

Via HTTP from http://www.micq.org/download.
To get the newest version from CVS, enter:
cvs −d:pserver:anonymous@micq.org:/var/lib/cvs co micq

SEE ALSO

micqrc(5), micq(7)

FILES

~/.micqrc

Old configuration file for mICQ − obsolete.

~/.micq/

The default base directory where mICQ looks for its files.

BASE/micqrc

Configuration file for mICQ. Contains global configuration.

BASE/status

Configuration file for mICQ. Contains contacts list and contact options.

BASE/i18n/*.i18n

Local overrides for mICQ’s translation files.

~/.micq/i18n/*.i18n

Local overrides for mICQ’s translation files.

BASE/contacts/

Directory where meta data for contacts is stored.

BASE/history/

Default directory for log files.

BASE/files/

Directory where incoming file transfers are saved.

BASE/remote-control

Old default location of the FIFO used for scripting. Renamed as it confused lusers.

BASE/scripting

Default location of the FIFO used for scripting.

PREFIX/share/micq/*.i18n

Internationalization files containing translations of all strings mICQ outputs.

BUGS

Send bug reports or comments to Rüdiger Kuhlmann <micq@ruediger−kuhlmann.de> (in German or English).

AUTHOR

This manual page was derived by James Morrison <ja2morrison@student.math.uwaterloo.ca> from the minimal man page written by Jordi Mallach <jordi@sindominio.net> for the Debian GNU/Linux system and later kept up-to-date by <micq@ruediger−kuhlmann.de>.