Ayttm - Universal Instant Messaging client
Ayttm is an instant messaging (aka chat) client that provides all-in-
one chat functionality for several major instant messaging services
from one simple program. Ayttm "Contacts" allow you to refer to several
accounts of the same person from a single contact name, making it one
of the cleanest and simplest clients to use.
Display help and exit
Output version information and exit
Set position of main window
Specify configuration directory
Disable console message server
Specify contact to send a message to via console server
Specify the message to send via console server (Note: -c and -m
must be used together)
Ayttm is a unified multi-protocol Instant Messaging client that allows
you to stay in touch with your contacts across multiple protocols
through one conventient interface.
Currently Ayttm supports AIM, ICQ, IRC, Jabber, MSN and Yahoo!. A
detailed list of features is available at:
$(HOME)/.ayttm/accounts - information about your accounts
$(HOME)/.ayttm/contacts - contact/buddy list
$(HOME)/.ayttm/logs/ - conversation logs
$(HOME)/.ayttm/prefs - preferences
For submitting bug reports, patches, feature requests and support
requests, please use the Sourceforge.net tracker for Ayttm at
Before sending a bug report, please verify that you have the latest
version of Ayttm. Many bugs (major and minor) are fixed at each
release, and if yours is out of date, the problem may already have been
Ayttm Home Page: http://ayttm.sourceforge.net
Ayttm User Manual: http://ayttm.sourceforge.net/ayttm-manual
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
The authors of Ayttm are:
Colin Leroy <email@example.com> Lead Developer
Andy S. Maloney <firstname.lastname@example.org> Code Monkey
Philip S. Tellis <email@example.com> Yahoo!
Edward L. Haletky <firstname.lastname@example.org> Windows Port
Tahir Hashmi <email@example.com> Manual, Doc.
Siddhesh Poyarekar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This manpage was adapted from one written by Laurel Fan
<email@example.com> for EveryBuddy.
Ayttm is an heir of EveryBuddy (http://www.everybuddy.com). We would
like to thank the EveryBuddy development team for their contribution.
Special thanks to Mark Spencer, initial creator of GAIM, for all of the
tremendous support he has given.