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Old 10-11-2009
Piping from BASH in to an Instant Messenger??

Is it possible to pipe a command in to an instant messenger e.g pidgin, finch or something similar and have it send??? e.g echo "hello" | messenger Or is there anything similar?? Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-12-2009
I don't know if any messengers support reading messages from stdin, but luckily on UNIX (and particularly Linux) there's a library or script module for everything. Examples are the library used by Pidgin (libpurple) or Net::XMPP for Jabber/GTalk communication in Perl.

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