This page contains the CenterIM5 documentation. If you're a CenterIM4 then you should read the CenterIM4 documentation.
CenterIM5 is a text-mode multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, *BSD, Solaris and other Unices.
CenterIM5 supports many different messaging protocols due to the use of libpurple.
These protocols are supported by default by libpurple:
- AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)
- MSN/Windows Live
- SILC (Secure IRC)
- XMPP (Jabber and GoogleTalk)
- Yahoo JAPAN
Support for other protocols is provided by third-party libpurple plugins.
First Time Start
Default Key Bindings
Universal commands (Not dependent on where focus lies)
Ctrl-Q : Quit CenterIM5 Esc : Close current menu or conversation Arrow Keys : Universal navigation through menus and lists Ctrl-L : Redraw screen F1 : Move navigation to the buddy list F2 : Move navigation to the active conversation F3 : Open the account status menu F4 : Open the general menu
Ctrl-D : Open the context menu for a currently selected buddy list item - / + : Close / Expand tree branch Enter : Open a conversation with a currently selected buddy
Ctrl-N : Jump to the next conversation window Ctrl-P : Jump to the previous conversation window PgUp : Scroll up through current conversation history PgDn : Scroll down through current conversation history