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tchat

Terminal based, hassle free chat.

Installation

sudo npm install -g tchat

Usage

tchat - connects to the tchat server and creates a new randomly named room:

nick@dev:~$ tchat
Connecting as makeusabrew
Created new room: "rechargeable"
=> hello world!

tchat [room] - connects to the tchat server and joins the named room. Note that the room must already exist; at present the only way to create a room is to let the server randomly assign you one which can then be shared with other participants.

nick@dev:~$ tchat rechargeable
Connecting as makeusabrew
Joined room: "rechargeable"
=> 

Once launched, CTRL+C exits.

First run

The first time tchat is run it will prompt you for a username which will subsequently be saved in a JSON configuration file at ~/.tchat:

nick@dev:~$ tchat
Please enter a username (you only have to do this once):
<= makeusabrew
Username saved to /home/nick/.tchat
You can edit this file to alter various preferences
Connecting as makeusabrew

Notes

There will eventually be a public tchat server once the code has stabilised a bit. In practice, the above commands will fail to connect unless you're running the server process yourself (./bin/tchat-server.coffee) on the same host as the client. You can override the host key by manually adding it in your JSON ~/.tchat config file for privately networked chat rooms in the meantime.

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (C) 2013 by Nick Payne nick@kurai.co.uk

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE

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