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       alicq - Flexible ICQ client in pure Tcl/Tk


       alicq [ options ]


       Alicq  is  pure  Tcl/Tk implementation of ICQ ( client with
       flexible modularized architecture, support  for  ICQv8  (ICQ2000/OSCAR)


       Alicq  supports  standard options, which are understandable by wish(1),
       as well as it’s own specific options.

       Most important options are:

       -display display
              Use specified X window display  instead  of  one,  specified  in
              DISPLAY environment variable

       -geometry geometry_specification
              Initial geometry for contact list window

       -config name_of_startup_file
              Use specified startup file instead of default one

       -info [ modules ]
              Show metainformation on given module or all loaded modules

       -xmlinfo [ modules ]
              Show  metainformation  on  given module or all loaded modules in
              XML format

              Show alicq version and exit

       -help  Show list of supported command-line options and exit


       As any well-behaved X application (and in difference to licq, gicq  and
       other  gtk/qt  clients)  Alicq  can  be  configured  using  X  RESOURCE

       Resources specified in the .alicqrc" file (see alicqrc(5)) using option
       add  command  by default take precedence over resourses in the resource
       database. If it is  not  desirable  (for  instance,  in  multi-terminal
       configuration  where  display-specific  resources should override host-
       wide defaults) you should add keyword "widgetDefault" or  "startupFile"
       to  each  option  add  command  in  your  .alicqrc.  Most commonly used
       resources are:

       Alicq-specific resources

       Alicq*quickPanel true|false
              Specifies should toolbar be displayed in  contact  list  window.
              Default is true

       Alicq*dateFormat date-format
              Format  to  display  date in message dialogs. Time format can be
              any  value  acceptable  by  clock(n)  or  strftime(3)  commands.
              Default value is %x

       Alicq*timeFormat time-format
              Time  format to display time in message dialogs. Time format can
              be any value acceptable by  clock(n)  or  strftime(3)  commands.
              Default value is %X

       Alicq*Text.headerBackground color
              Background  of  message header in message dialogs. Default value
              is gray85

       Alicq*Text.headerRelief relief
              Relief of message header in message dialogs.

       Alicq*Text.headerFont font
              Font of message header in message dialogs.

       Alicq*Text.underlineTag tag-spec
              Can accept one of the values alias,  header,  or  empty  string.
              Specifies  which  part  of  message header should be underlined.
              Default is alias

       Alicq*Text.incomingColor color
              Color of incoming messages. Default is darkMagenta

       Alicq*Text.outgoingColor color
              Color of outgoing queued, but not sent messages. Default is red

       Alicq*Text.sentColor color
              Color of outgoing sent, but not acknowledged  messages.  Default
              is darkGray

       Alicq*Text.clientColor color
              Color  of  sent  and acknowledged by client messages. Default is

       Alicq*Text.serverColor color
              Color of sent and acknowledged by server  messages.  Default  is

       Alicq*Text.urlColor color
              Color of URLs. Default is blue

       Alicq*.rosterContactColor color
              Color of contacts stored in server-side roster. Default is black

       Alicq*.localContactColor color
              Color of contacts stored only in local roster. Default is blue

       Standard Tk resources

       Alicq*Text.font font-specification
              font for multiline text entry areas

       Alicq*Entry.font font-specification
              font for single-line text entry areas

       Alicq*TreeNode.font font-specification
              contact list font

       Alicq*tr.c.background color-specification
              contact list background color

       Alicq*tr.c.fill color-specification
              contact list foreground color

       Alicq.AlicqUserWindow*Text.resource resource-specification
              where resource is one of font,  background,  foreground,  etc  -
              parameters of the user window.

       Alicq*msgContact-UIN-UIN*Text.resource resource-specification
              Specify resource for dialog window of contact UIN only

       More  resource  names  for  Alicq  widgets  can be found in options(n),
       text(n), button(n) man pages.


       Alicq can be controlled from command line, by  using  powerfull  Tcl/Tk
       command  send(n),  supported by wish(1).  This allows other programs to
       send commands to Alicq.


       echo ’send alicq {Event SetStatus online};exit’| /usr/bin/wish -display :0

       This line, added to  file  makes  Alicq  connect  to  server  when  ppp
       interface is up.

       echo ’send alicq {Event Send text Contact:ICQ:UIN "Something happened"};exit’| wish

       This line allows any script send notification messages to ICQ.


              Default startup file for Unix version of Alicq.

              Startup  file  of  older  versions  of  Alicq. Used for backward


       alicqrc(5), options(n), wish(1), text(n)



       Alicq home page (


       Alicq was written by Ihar Viarheichyk <>.

       This    manual    page    was    written    by    Dmitry     Borodaenko
       <>,  based  on Alicq README and slightly reworked by
       Vitus Wagner <> and Ihar Viarheichyk <>.

       This is free documentation; 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.

                                  March 2004                          Alicq(1)