What is ratox?
ratox is a client implementation of the rather
popular tox protocol.
Unlike other clients relying on GUIs as an interface to the user, ratox is developed with the UNIX-philosophy in mind and allows complete interaction through named pipes.
Get the latest version from the
git-repository; build and install it.
Run ratox in an empty directory and it will create a set of files and directories allowing you to control the client. Read the manpage to understand how to use it.