Finch (software)

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Written in C
Platform Unix-like[1]
Type Instant messaging client
License GNU General Public License

Finch is an open-source console-based instant messaging client, based on the libpurple library. Libpurple has support for many commonly used instant messaging protocols, allowing the user to log into various services from one application. Finch uses GLib and ncurses.[1]

Finch supports OTR via a libpurple plugin.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Pidgin, Finch, Libpurple wiki". Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Purple-otr git page". Retrieved 16 March 2014. 

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