So today I managed to connect Irssi to Facebook Chat through Bitlbee. Irssi is an awesome command line IRC client, I’ve set it up on a server and with ssh and screen. Here I explain how to setup irssi and bitlbee with facebook chat.
Lets get Irssi and Bitlbee.
sudo port install irssi sudo port install bitlbee
Then configure bitlbee.
cp /opt/local/etc/bitlbee/bitlbee.conf.sample /opt/local/etc/bitlbee/bitlbee.conf
Open bitlbee.conf and search/edit to
RunMode = ForkDaemon. Now start bittlbee and irssi.
Right now you’re in irssi’s console mode. Run the following to get things working. These commands should be easy to understand.
/connect localhost account add jabber [email protected] password
The following renames friend list default names to readable names.
account fb set nick_source full_name
Start the chat.
And it is done. Now you should learn about irssi. Quick tip to start a conversation:
To chat in a new window run
/window new hide before.
Bellow is a screenshot of mine.
There is plenty of information about irssi. About bitlbee and Facebook here are some useful resources: