under Linux can I send an instant message from the shell via pidgin or finch

Lee Moore moore at imperas.com
Thu Nov 29 10:03:40 EST 2007


Hi Support

I want to be able to script up calls to send messages (via finch or pidgin)
Is it possible to do this ?

I had hoped that I would be able to do this via the perl interface, 
but it appears that the perl
appears underneath pidgin, what I effectively want to do is to wrap 
this functionality to mimic the
unix 'write' (write message to a user) utility.

So in effect I want to be able to have a command line message somethng like

% sendIM <user> <message>

where <user> is a 'buddy' known to pidgin, and message is simply a 
string to be sent

Is this possible ?

Thx
Lee

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