Web site: www.ktools.org/owl/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux, BSD
License: GNU GPL
Interface: CLI
First release: 2012

Owl – a curses-based instant messaging client. Currently it supports AOL Instant Messenger and the MIT Zephyr protocol.

Other instant messaging protocols are also on the way. The main features of Owl are:
– As a text client it can be run over telnet, rlogin or text ssh sessions
– It is easy to use and can run without a config file
– An optional Perl configuration file can set preferences and format messages
– It has emacs style editing of message
– It has advanced message sorting and filtering capabilities
– There will be future suport for IRC and Jabber

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