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NAME

       mcabber - a simple Jabber (XMPP) console client

SYNOPSIS

       mcabber [ -h | -V | -f configfile ]

DESCRIPTION

       mcabber(1) is a small Jabber (XMPP) console client. For now it needs a configuration file
       to start, so please copy the sample mcabberrc file and adapt your connection settings.

       You also need to have an existing Jabber account to use this software, as it cannot
       (un)register accounts yet.

       Here are some of the features of mcabber:

       ·   SASL/SSL/TLS support.

       ·   MUC support (Multi-User Chat).

       ·   PGP, OTR support

       ·   Chat States support (typing notifications)

       ·   History logging: If enabled (see the CONFIGURATION FILE section), mcabber can save
           discussions to text history log files.

       ·   Commands completion: If possible, mcabber will try to complete your command line if
           you hit the Tab key.

       ·   Input line history: Any message or command entered is in the input line history and
           can be reused easily.

       ·   External actions: Some events (like receiving a message) can trigger an external
           action such as a shell script if you enable it in your configuration file. A sample
           events script ("eventcmd") is provided with mcabber source code, in the contrib
           directory.

       ·   Modules:mcabber can load modules (a.k.a. plugins) at runtime that extend its features.

OPTIONS

       -h
           Quick help usage message

       -V
           Displays mcabber version and compile-time definitions.

       -f configfile
           Use configuration file configfile

WINDOWS/PANES

       The mcabber(1) screen is divided into 4 regions. The roster, alias buddylist, is on the
       left. The chat window, or chat buffer, is on the right. The input line lies at the bottom
       of the screen, under a small log window.

       Two status lines surround the log window. The bottom status line is the "main status line"
       and reflects mcabber general status. The other line is the "chat status line" and shows
       the status of the currently selected buddy.

       To display buddies chat buffers, you will have to enter chat mode. You can enter chat mode
       by pressing enter (unless vi mode is enabled), and leave chat mode with the ESC key.
       Simply sending a message will also enable chat mode (unless vi mode is enabled).

       There are several advantages to the two-mode implementation: first, it allows accurate
       "unread" message functionality, as described in the next section; without this, merely
       scrolling to a specific buddy will "read" the new messages of all buddies in-between.
       Second, it allows quickly hiding the conversation with a single keystroke. Third, it
       allows jumping between the few buddies with whom you are conversing with the /roster
       alternate command described in another section, without having to manually scroll back and
       forth.

KEYS

       Text typing occurs in the input line; basic operations are supported (left arrow, right
       arrow, home/end keys, insert, delete, backspace...).

       PageUp and PageDown keys are used to move in the roster.

       Up and Down arrow keys can be used to move in the input line history; they jump to the
       previous/next line from the history beginning with the same string (from first column to
       the cursor column).

       To send a message, move to the chosen buddy in the buddylist, type your message and hit
       enter. If the line begins with a slash, this will be interpreted as a command (see the
       COMMAND section below). Hit escape to leave the chat mode.

       Here is a quick description of the default key bindings:

       Esc
           Disable chat mode

       Ctrl-a
           Go to the beginning of the input line

       Ctrl-e
           Go to the end of the input line

       Ctrl-l
           Force a refresh

       Up/Down
           Move in the input line history

       PgUp/PgDown
           Move inside the roster (buddylist)

       Tab
           Complete current word, in the input line

       Ctrl-g
           Cancel completion

       Ctrl-c
           Abort multi-line messages and completions

       Ctrl-d
           Send/terminate a multi-line message

       Ctrl-p/Ctrl-n
           Scroll up/down half a screen in the buffer window (chat mode)

       Ctrl-Left
           Move the cursor back to the start of the current or previous word

       Ctrl-Right
           Move the cursor forward to the end of the current or next word

       Ctrl-u
           Delete from beginning of the line to the cursor

       Ctrl-k
           Delete from the cursor to the end of line

       Ctrl-w
           Backward kill word

       Ctrl-t
           Transpose chars

       Ctrl-o
           Accept line and put the next history line in the input line
           (accept-line-and-down-history)

       Additional key bindings may be specified using the /bind command described in the COMMANDS
       section.

VI MODE

       If the "vi_mode" option is set to 1, mcabber(1) accepts a few commands loosely based on
       those available in vi(1)'s normal mode. In this case, chat mode is not entered by pressing
       enter, and messages cannot be composed outside of the chat mode. The following commands
       are accepted:

       A
           Call "/roster unread_first".

       a
           Call "/roster unread_next".

       F
           Call "/roster group_prev".

       f
           Call "/roster group_next".

       G
           Call "/roster bottom".

       gg
           Call "/roster top".

       i
           Enter chat mode.

       [N]j
           Call "/roster down [N]".

       [N]k
           Call "/roster up [N]".

       n
           Repeat the previous search (if any).

       O
           Call "/roster unread_first" and open chat window.

       o
           Call "/roster unread_next" and open chat window.

       ZZ
           Call "/quit".

       zM
           Call "/group fold" for all groups.

       zR
           Call "/group unfold" for all groups.

       ''
           Call "/roster alternate".

       !
           Toggle attention flag for current buddy.

       #
           Toggle unread messages flag for current buddy.

       <Space>
           Call "/group toggle" for the current group.

       A leading slash enables search mode:

       /string
           Call "/roster search string".

       A leading colon enabled command-line mode:

           above commands).

       Commands entered with a leading colon and searches are either submitted by pressing enter
       or aborted by hitting escape. In either case, mcabber(1) returns to the normal (non-chat)
       mode. History editing is supported in command-line mode and in search mode. In
       command-line mode, tab completion is supported as well.

MCABBER’S ROSTER

       The first listed item on the roster is [status], which keeps a log of everything that
       appears in the short log window below the main chat area. While the log window was
       designed for showing the latest few elements, the dedicated [status] buffer allows more
       comfortable viewing of the log, as well as scrolling it in a standard manner.

       Group names are displayed above the items that are within them, and are indicated by ---
       to the left of the name.

       For every real Jabber contact, the roster displays four pieces of information: the buddy’s
       name or alias, its online status, its authorization status, and whether there are unread
       messages from the buddy waiting for you.

       The online status is one of the following:

       o
           online

       f
           free for chat

       a
           away

       n
           not available (labeled extended away in some clients)

       d
           do not disturb

       _
           offline (or invisible to you)

       ?
           unknown, usually meaning you are not authorized to see this buddy’s status

       x
           a conference room in which you are not participating

       C
           a conference room in which you are participating

       The authorization status indicates whether a buddy is authorized to receive your online
       status updates, and is displayed by the brackets surrounding the buddy’s online status.
       Square brackets, like [o], indicate that this buddy is authorized to receive your status.
       Curly braces, like {o}, indicate that they are not authorized to receive your status.

       When there are unread messages from a buddy which you have not looked at, a hash mark (#)
       appears in the leftmost section of the roster for that buddy. The hash mark disappears
       once you view that buddy’s message buffer. When the user attention is requested (or when
       you receive a message containing your nickname in a MUC room), the hash mark is replaced
       with the attention sign, an exclamation mark (!).

       Examples:

       ' --- Buds'
           This is a group named Buds

       #[o] John
           John is online, can see your status, and sent you a message that you did not read yet

       ' {?} Sally'
           Neither you nor Sally have authorized each other to see your online status

       ' {a} Jane'
           Jane is away, but she cannot see your online status

       #[C] x@y.c
           You are participating in x@y.c conference room, and there are unread messages

COMMANDS

       Please refer to the online help (command /help), it is probably more up-to-date than this
       manpage. Furthermore, help files have been translated into several languages. You will
       find an overview of the mcabber commands in this manual.

COMMANDS RELATED TO MCABBER

       /add [jid [nickname]]
           Add the "jid" Jabber user to our roster (default group), and send a notification
           request to this buddy. If no nickname is specified, the jid is used. If no jid (or an
           empty string "") is provided or if jid is ".", the current buddy is used.

           [jid [nickname]]
               Add to our roster "jid" as "nickname"

                   Example: "/add somebody@jabber.server.com Somebody"

       /alias [name [= command line]]
           This command let you to add aliases which can simplify sophisticated commands.

           You can manage your aliases by:

           (without arguments)
               Print list of currently defined aliases

           name
               Print the value of alias called "name"

           name=
               Unset alias called "name"

           name = command line
               Set alias called "name" with value "command line"

                   Example: "/alias away = status away"

       /authorization allow|cancel|request|request_unsubscribe [jid]
           This command manages presence subscriptions: it allows you to request presence
           subscriptions from others on your roster, and allows you to control who receives your
           presence notifications.

           If no JID is provided, the currently-selected buddy is used.

           allow
               Allow the buddy to receive your presence updates

           cancel
               Cancel the buddy’s subscription to your presence updates

           request
               Request a subscription to the buddy’s presence updates

           request_unsubscribe
               Request unsubscription from the buddy’s presence updates

       /bind [keycode [= command line]]
           Bind the command to the key given as "keycode". To examine which keys are currently
           not used look at mcabber log window and press examined key. For example: "Unknown
           key=265" means that you can bind some command to key #265.

           (without arguments)
               Display list of current bindings

           keycode
               Display the command line bound to this key

           keycode=
               Unbind key with code "keycode"

           keycode = command line
               Bind "command line" to the key with code "keycode"

                   Example: "/bind 265 = status away" (265 is F1). +
                   Note: keycodes can be different depending on your ncurses configuration. +
                   Tip: aliases also can be used instead of commands.

       /buffer clear|close|close_all|purge|list, /buffer
       top|bottom|date|%|search_backward|search_forward, /buffer
       scroll_lock|scroll_unlock|scroll_toggle, /buffer save filename
           Buddy’s buffer manipulation command. E.g. you can search through buffer for "text",
           clear chat window etc.

           clear
               Clear the current buddy chat window

           close [jid]
               Empty all contents of the buffer and close the current buddy chat window

           close_all
               Empty all contents of the chat buffers and close the chat windows

           purge [jid]
               Clear the current buddy chat window and empty all contents of the chat buffer

           list
               Display the list of existing buffers, with their length (lines/blocks)

           top
               Jump to the top of the current buddy chat buffer

           bottom
               Jump to the bottom of the current buddy chat buffer

           up [n]
               Scroll the buffer up [n] lines (default: half a screen)

           down [n]
               Scroll the buffer down [n] lines (default: half a screen)

           date [date]
               Jump to the first line after the specified [date] in the chat buffer (date format:
               "YYYY-mm-dd")

           % n
               Jump to position %n of the buddy chat buffer

           search_backward text
               Search for [text] in the current buddy chat buffer

           search_forward text
               Search for [text] in the current buddy chat buffer

           scroll_lock
               Lock buffer scrolling

           scroll_unlock
               Unlock buffer scrolling

           scroll_toggle
               Toggle buffer scrolling (lock/unlock)

           save filename
               Save the contents of the current buffer to the file "filename"

       /chat_disable [--show-roster]
           Disable chat mode.

           With --show-roster, the fullscreen mode will be disabled.

       /clear
           This command is actually an alias for "/buffer clear". It clears the current buddy
           chat window.

       /color roster (status wildcard (color|-)|clear), /color mucnick nick (color|-), /color muc
       (jid|.|*) [on|preset|off|-]
           The color command allows setting dynamic color properties of the screen.

           roster clear
               Remove all color rules for the roster. All roster items will get its default
               color.

           roster status wildcard color
               Set a color rule (or overwrite, if it already exists). The status is string
               containing all statuses the roster item can have for the rule to match, or * if
               any status is OK. Wildcard is the file-matching wildcard that will be applied to
               JID. Color is the wanted color. If color is -, the rule is removed. If more than
               one rule matches, the color from the last created (not overwritten) is used.

           mucnick nick (color|-)
               Marks the nick to be colored by given color. If a MUC has colored nicks, this one
               will be used. If color is -, the color is marked as chosen automatically, which
               means it will not be used in preset coloring mode, but will stay the same in on
               coloring mode.

           muc (jid|.|*) [on|preset|off|-]
               Sets a MUC nick coloring mode. If a jid (. means currently selected jid) is
               provided, the mode will apply to this specific MUC. If * is used, it will be
               applied to all MUCs, except the ones set by their jid. Mode on colors all nicks,
               preset only the ones manually set by /color mucnick command and off colors none.
               If not specified, defaults to on. Mode - removes the mode from given JID, which
               means the global one will apply. You can not remove the global mode. Default
               global coloring mode is off.

       /connect
           Establish connection to the Jabber server.

       /del
           Delete the current buddy from our roster, unsubscribe from its presence notification
           and unsubscribe it from ours.

       /disconnect
           Terminate the connection to the Jabber server.

           Note: the roster is only available when the connection to the server is active, so the
           buddylist is empty when disconnected.

       /echo message
           Display "message" in the log window.

       /event #n|* accept|ignore|reject [event-specific arguments], /event list
           Tell mcabber what to do about pending events.

           If the first parameter is *, the command will apply to all queued events.

           Event-specific arguments will be interpreted on event-to event basis. The only
           built-in case, when argument is used is MUC invitation reject - argument, if present,
           will be interpreted as reject reason.

           #N|* accept [event-specific arguments]
               Event number #N/All events will be accepted

           #N|* ignore [event-specific arguments]
               Event number #N/All events will be ignored

           #N|* reject [event-specific arguments]
               Event number #N/All events will be rejected

           list
               List all pending events

       /group fold|unfold|toggle [groupname]
           This command changes the current group display.

           fold [groupname]
               Fold (shrink) the current/specified group tree in the roster

           unfold [groupname]
               Unfold (expand) the current/specified group tree in the roster

           toggle [groupname]
               Toggle the state (fold/unfold) of the current/specified tree

       /help [command|+topic]
           Display help for command "command" or topic "topic".

           Example: "/help buffer"

       /iline fchar|bchar|char_fdel|char_bdel|char_swap, /iline fword|bword|word_bdel|word_fdel,
       /iline word_upcase|word_downcase|word_capit, /iline
       hist_beginning_search_bwd|hist_beginning_search_fwd, /iline hist_prev|hist_next, /iline
       iline_start|iline_end|iline_fdel|iline_bdel, /iline iline_accept|iline_accept_down_hist,
       /iline compl_do|compl_cancel, /iline send_multiline
           Input line commands

           fchar
               Move to the next letter

           bchar
               Move to the previous letter

           char_fdel
               Delete the letter at cursor position

           char_bdel
               Delete the letter before cursor position

           char_swap
               Transpose chars

           fword
               Move the cursor forward to the end of the current or next word

           bword
               Move the cursor back to the start of the current or previous word

           word_bdel
               Delete the word from cursor position to its start

           word_fdel
               Delete the word from cursor position to its end

           word_upcase
               Convert the word from cursor position to its end to upper case

           word_downcase
               Convert the word from cursor position to its end to down case

           word_capit
               Capitalize the word from cursor position to its end

           hist_beginning_search_bwd
               Search backward in the history for a line beginning with the current line up to
               the cursor (this leaves the cursor in its original position)

           hist_beginning_search_fwd
               Search forward in the history for a line beginning with the current line up to the
               cursor (this leaves the cursor in its original position)

           hist_prev
               Previous line of input line history

           hist_next
               Next line of input line history

           iline_start
               Go to the beginning of the input line

           iline_end
               Go to the end of the input line

           iline_fdel
               Delete from the cursor to the end of line

           iline_bdel
               Delete from beginning of the line to the cursor

           iline_accept
               Accept line

           iline_accept_down_hist
               Accept line and put the next history line in the input line

           compl_do
               Complete current word, in the input line

           compl_cancel
               Cancel completion

           send_multiline
               Send/terminate a multi-line message

       /info
           Display info on the selected entry (user, agent, group...).

           For users, resources are displayed with the status, priority and status message (if
           available) of each resource.

       /module load|unload [-f] module, /module info module, /module [list]
           Load, unload or show info on module.

           load [-f] module
               Loads specified module. If -f flag is specified, most of module loading errors
               will be ignored.

           unload [-f] module
               Unloads specified module. Note: The force flag will not remove any dependency on
               this module!

           info module
               Shows available information about this module.

           [list]
               Lists modules in a format: [modulename] [reference count] ([Manually/Automatically
               loaded]) [any extra info, like version or dependencies]

       /move [groupname]
           Move the current buddy to the requested group. If no group is specified, then the
           buddy is moved to the default group. If the group "groupname" doesn’t exist, it is
           created.

           Tip: if the chatmode is enabled, you can use "/roster alternate" to jump to the moved
           buddy.

       /msay begin|verbatim|send|send_to|toggle|toggle_verbatim|abort
           Send a multi-line message. To write a single message with several lines, the
           multi-line mode should be used.

           In multi-line mode, each line (except command lines) typed in the input line will be
           added to the multi-line message. Once the message is finished, it can be sent to the
           current selected buddy with the "/msay send" command.

           The begin subcommand enables multi-line mode. Note that it allows a message subject to
           be specified.

           The verbatim multi-line mode disables commands, so that it is possible to enter lines
           starting with a slash. Only the "/msay" command (with send or abort parameters) can be
           used to exit verbatim mode.

           The toggle subcommand can be bound to a key to use the multi-line mode quickly (for
           example, "bind M13 = msay toggle" to switch using the Meta-Enter combination).

           begin [subject]
               Enter multi-line mode

           verbatim
               Enter verbatim multi-line mode

           send [-n|-h]
               Send the current multi-line message to the currently selected buddy

           send_to [-n|-h] jid
               Send the current multi-line message to "jid"

           toggle|toggle_verbatim
               Switch to/from multi-line mode (begin/send)

           abort
               Leave multi-line mode without sending the message

                   The -n or -h flags turn the message to "normal" or "headline" accordingly, as opposed to default "chat" message.

       /otr key, /otr start|stop|info [jid], /otr fingerprint [jid [fpr]], /otr smpq|smpr [jid]
       secret, /otr smpa [jid]
           You can use the shortcut-jid "." for the currently selected contact.

           key
               Print the fingerprint of your private key to the Status Buffer

           start [jid]
               Open an OTR channel to the specified jid (or the currently selected contact)

           stop [jid]
               Close the OTR channel to the specified jid (or the currently selected contact)

           info [jid]
               Show current OTR status for the specified jid (or the currently selected contact)

           fingerprint [jid [fpr]]
               Show the active fingerprint of an OTR channel. If the fingerprint is provided
               instead of "fpr", the fingerprint will become trusted. If you replace "fpr" by
               some bogus string the fingerprint will loose the trusted status.

           smpq [jid] secret
               Initiate the Socialist Millionaires Protocol with the secret and the buddy

           smpr [jid] secret
               Respond to the Initiation of the jid with the secret

           smpa [jid]
               Abort the running Socialist Millionaires Protocol

       /otrpolicy, /otrpolicy (default|jid) (plain|manual|opportunistic|always)
           You can use the shortcut-jid "." for the currently selected contact.

           (without arguments)
               Prints all OTR policies to the status buffer

           (default|jid) (plain|manual|opportunistic|always)
               Sets either the default policy or the policy for the given jid The plain policy
               should never be used, because you won’t be able to receive or send any OTR
               encrypted messages. If you set the policy to manual, you or your chat partner have
               to start the OTR encryption by hand (e.g. with /otr start). The policy
               "opportunistic" does that itself by sending a special whitespace-sequence at the
               end of unencrypted messages. So the other OTR-enabled chat client knows, that you
               want to use OTR. Note that the first message will always be unencryted, if you use
               this policy. With the policy "always" no message will be sent in plain text. If
               you try to sent the first message unencrypted, mcabber will try to establish an
               OTR channel. Please resend your message, when you get the information that the
               channel was established. If someone sends you plaintext messages while the policy
               is set to "always", you’ll be able to read the message but it won’t be saved to
               the history.

       /pgp disable|enable|force|info [jid], /pgp setkey [jid [key]]
           This command manipulates PGP settings for the specified jid (by default the currently
           selected contact).

           Please note that PGP encryption won’t be used if no remote PGP support is detected,
           even if PGP is enabled with this command. You can force PGP encryption with the
           "force" subcommand.

           disable [jid]
               Disable PGP encryption for jid (or the currently selected contact)

           enable [jid]
               Enable PGP encryption for jid (or the currently selected contact)

           force [jid]
               Enforce PGP encryption, even for offline messages, and always assume the recipient
               has PGP support. If a message can’t be encrypted (missing key or key id), the
               messages won’t be sent at all. This option is ignored when PGP is disabled.

           info [jid]
               Show current PGP settings for the contact

           setkey [jid [key]]
               Set the PGP key to be used to encrypt message for this contact. If no key is
               provided, the current key is erased. You can use the shortcut-jid "." for the
               currently selected contact.

       /quit
           This command closes all connections and quit mcabber.

       /rawxml send string
           Send "string" (raw XML format) to the Jabber server.

           No check is done on the string provided.

           BEWARE! Use this only if you know what you are doing, or you could terminate the
           connection.

           Example: "/rawxml send <presence><show>away</show></presence>"

       /rename name
           Rename the current buddy or group to the given "name". If "name" is -, the name is
           removed from the roster (and mcabber will display the JID or username).

       /request last|ping|time|vcard|version [jid]
           Send a "IQ" query to the current buddy, or to the specified Jabber user. If the
           resource is not provided with the jid, mcabber will send the query to all known
           resources for this user.

           last
               Request "last" information (usually idle time)

           ping
               Send an XMPP Ping request. Note that you should use the full JID since a ping sent
               to a bare JID will be handled by the server.

           time
               Request time from the buddy

           vcard
               Request VCard from the buddy

           version
               Request version from the buddy

       /room join|leave|names|nick|remove|topic|unlock|destroy, /room
       privmsg|invite|whois|kick|ban|unban|role|affil, /room setopt print_status|auto_whois
       [value], /room bookmark [add|del] [-autojoin|+autojoin] [-|nick]
           The room command handles Multi-User Chat room actions.

           join [room [nick [pass]]]
               Join "room", using "nick" as nickname. If no nickname is provided (or if it is an
               empty string), the "nickname" option value is used (see sample configuration
               file). If the currently selected entry is correctly recognized as a room by
               mcabber, the shortcut "." can be used instead of the full room id. A password can
               be provided to enter protected rooms. If your nickname contains space characters,
               use quotes.

           leave [message]
               Leave the current room

           names [--detail|--short|--quiet|--compact]
               Display members of the current room

           nick newnick
               Change your nickname in the current room

           privmsg nick msg
               Send private message "msg" to "nick"

           remove
               Remove the current room from the roster (you must have left this room before)

           topic -|newtopic
               Set topic for current room

           unlock
               Unlock current room (if you are the owner)

           destroy [reason]
               Destroy the current room (use with care!)

           whois nick
               Display MUC information about "nick"

           ban jid [reason]
               Ban jid from the current room

           unban jid
               Unban jid from the current room

           invite jid [reason]
               Invite jid to the current room

           kick nick [reason]
               Kick "nick" from the current room

           role nick role [reason]
               Change nick’s role (role can be "none", "visitor", "participant", "moderator")

           affil jid affil [reason]
               Change jid’s affiliation (affil can be "none", "member", "admin", "owner")

           setopt print_status|auto_whois [value]
               Change settings for the current room For print_status, the possible values are
               "default", "none", "in_and_out", "all". For auto_whois, the possible values are
               "default", "off", "on". When the value is "default", the options muc_print_status
               / muc_auto_whois is used.

           bookmark [add|del] [-autojoin|+autojoin] [-|nick]
               Add, remove or update a bookmark (default is add). If autojoin is set, mcabber
               will automatically join the MUC room when it connects to the server. To see the
               list of bookmarks, use /room bookmark in the status buffer.

       /roster bottom|top|up|down|group_prev|group_next, /roster
       alternate|unread_first|unread_next, /roster search bud, /roster
       display|hide_offline|show_offline|toggle_offline, /roster
       item_lock|item_unlock|item_toggle_lock, /roster hide|show|toggle, /roster note [-|text]
           The roster command manipulates the roster/buddylist.

           Here are the available parameters:

           bottom
               Jump to the bottom of the roster

           top
               Jump to the top of the roster

           up [n]
               Move up [n lines] in the roster

           down [n]
               Move down [n lines] in the roster

           group_prev
               Jump to the previous group in the roster

           group_next
               Jump to the next group in the roster

           alternate
               Jump to alternate buddy. The "alternate" buddy is the last buddy left while being
               in chat mode. This command is thus especially useful after commands like "/roster
               unread_next" (Ctrl-q).

           unread_first
               Jump to the first unread message

           unread_next
               Jump to the next unread message

           search bud
               Search for a buddy with a name or jid containing "bud" (only in the displayed
               buddylist)

           display [mask]
               See or update the roster filter. The mask should contain the shortcut letters of
               the status you want to see ([o]nline, [f]ree_for_chat, [d]o_not_disturb,
               [n]ot_available, [a]way, [_]offline). For example "ofdna" to display only
               connected buddies.

           hide_offline
               Hide offline buddies (same as /roster display ofdna)

           show_offline
               Show offline buddies (same as /roster display ofdna_)

           toggle_offline
               Toggle display of offline buddies

           item_lock [jid]
               Lock the roster item so it remains visible regardless of its status

           item_unlock [jid]
               Undo the effects of item_lock

           item_toggle_lock [jid]
               Invert the current lock flag

           hide
               Hide roster (full-width chat window)

           show
               Show roster

           toggle
               Toggle roster visibility

           note [-|text]
               Set/update/delete an annotation. If there is no text, the current item’s
               annotation is displayed — if you are in the status buffer, all notes are
               displayed. If text is "-", the note is erased.

       /say [-n|-h|--] text
           Send the "text" message to the currently selected buddy. It can be useful if you want
           to send a message beginning with a slash, for example.

           The "-n" flag turns the message to "normal" type, "-h" to "headline". "--" can be used
           to send chat message beginning with -n or -h.

       /say_to [-n|-h] [-q] [-f file] jid text
           Send the "text" message to the specified jid.

           Please note that this command doesn’t set the default resource for a contact, so if
           you want to send several messages to a specific resource you will have to use
           "/say_to" for each message.

           You can send a message to a specific resource of the currently selected contact by
           using /say_to ./resourcename message.

           The "-n" flag turns the message to "normal" type, "-h" to "headline". "--" can be used
           to send chat messages beginning with -n or -h.

           When "-q" is used, the message will be sent in the background and will not change the
           current active window.

           A text file can be provided with the "-f" switch (in which case there’s no need to
           pass a text argument after the jid, of course).

       /screen_refresh
           Refresh the mcabber screen.

       /set [option [= value]]
           Display or set an option value.

           Without arguments prints a list of all set options with their values

       /source pattern
           Read configuration files, that match glob pattern (sorted in alphabetical order).

       /status [online|avail|free|dnd|notavail|away [-|statusmessage]], /status message
       -|statusmessage
           Show or set the current status.

           If no status is specified, display the current status.

           If a status message is specified, it will override the message* variables (these
           variables can be set in the configuration file).

           If no relevant message* variable is set and no status message provided, the current
           status message is kept.

           If StatusMessage is "-", the current status message is cleared.

           With the "/status message" command, mcabber will update the message while preserving
           the status.

       /status_to jid online|avail|free|dnd|notavail|away [statusmessage], /status_to jid message
       statusmessage
           Send the requested status to the specified Jabber user.

           If the specified jid is ".", the current buddy is used.

           Note: this status will be overridden by subsequent "/status" commands. If you are
           using the auto-away feature, the status will overridden too.

           Note: The jid can include a resource (i.e. user@server/resource).

       /version
           Display current version of mcabber.

CONFIGURATION FILE

       See the provided sample configuration file, which should be self-documenting.

FILES

       The following files can be used by mcabber(1):

           $HOME/.mcabber/mcabberrc    Default configuration file
           $HOME/.config/mcabber/mcabberrc Alternate location (can use XDG_CONFIG_HOME)
           $HOME/.mcabberrc            Configuration file used if no other has been found
           $HOME/.mcabber/histo/       Default directory for storing chat history files, if enabled
           /usr/share/mcabber/help/    Default directory for online help files
           /usr/lib/mcabber/           Default directory for modules

BUGS

       Certainly. Please tell me if you find one! :-) Please visit our website to find out about
       the MUC room and the bug tracker.

AUTHOR

       Written by Mikael BERTHE[1] and others (see AUTHORS file).

RESOURCES

       Main web site[2]

       Official wiki[3]

       MCabber MUC room[4]

COPYING

       Copyright (C) 2005-2017 Mikael Berthe and others.

       Free use of this software is granted under the terms of the GNU General Public License
       (GPL).

AUTHOR

       Mikael BERTHE <mcabber@lilotux.net>
           Author.

NOTES

        1. Mikael BERTHE
           mailto:mikael@lilotux.net

        2. Main web site
           http://mcabber.com/

        3. Official wiki
           http://wiki.mcabber.com/

        4. MCabber MUC room
           xmpp:mcabber@conf.lilotux.net

  1.1.0                                      May 2017                                  MCABBER(1)