Profanity is a console based XMPP client inspired by the popular IRC client Irssi. It supports Multi-User chats and exchanging files (which is unique for a console-based client). Support for Message Carbons make it well suited for parallel use with other clients. It supports end-to-end encryption via GPG and OTR.
Profanity accounts are configured in the normal console. To configure Profanity to automatically connect to your account, simply start Profanity and do:
/account add default /account set default jid firstname.lastname@example.org /account set default password ... /autoconnect set default # only during initial startup or if you don't set autoconnect: /connect default # DO NOT USE THESE COMMANDS: Profanity is able to figure out server and port by itself. # /account set server ... # /account set port ...
For more information on how to use Profanity, please see their User Guide.
Debian/Ubuntu APT repositories
If you use Debian/Ubuntu, we maintain an APT repository with the newest version of profanity.