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I recently started using weechat IRC client on Ubuntu. After the installation the client can be started by either running weechat or weechat-curses commands. Can someone explain the difference in both?

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weechat is the more recent version, as described here in the Wiki (in German)

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It looks like it is the command line version of weechat. The -curses references curses which is a programming library, that is used to create Text User Interfaces (TUI).

You can learn more at:

Edit: It looks like I did not research this well enough, both commands launch a command line app.

  • so... what is the difference? – Zanna Feb 9 '17 at 10:17
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I've just installed weechat. It's v2.4. By checking /usr/local/bin directory.

$ ls -l /usr/local/bin | grep weechat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     1205168 Apr  8 11:49 weechat
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           7 Apr  8 10:46 weechat-curses -> weechat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     1208600 Apr  8 11:49 weechat-headless

It is clear that weechat-curses is a link to weechat. In short, both commands run the same program.

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You should run only "weechat".

"weechat-curses" is the legacy binary name, it is a symbolic link to "weechat" and still present for compatibility reasons.

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