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ShellText 1.5.2

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Published on May 18, 2022
  • #apps
  • #python
  • #chatroom
  • #messaging
  • #openapi

A text-based chat app in the terminal, with advanced security features. Inspired by ctrl chat by

. This is currently in a stable state, so updates may slow.

Type S to send a message (s then enter, and it should prompt for a message)

Chat username colors:

  • Pink/Light Magenta: Admins

  • Yellow: General users

  • Red: System

  • Blue: Bots

If there are any issues, please report them to me, and I will fix them as soon as I can.


  • Secure user account system with per-login user session keys required to read and send messages
  • Server-side character limits and chat filtering.
  • Automatic message board refreshing at a 3 second interval (to prevent spamming the server).
  • Client validation, to prevent unauthorized custom clients.


  • Fun bots
  • Open source server software, and built-in server browser
  • Anti spam system (if it becomes an issue)
  • File sharing
  • Rework of message refreshing to use socket connections.
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