Remote controlling Pidgin?

Casey Harkins caseyharkins at
Tue May 1 22:52:20 EDT 2007

Felix E. Klee wrote:
> At Tue, 1 May 2007 15:02:09 -0700,
> Sean Egan wrote:
>>>  Where do I find a command reference?
> That contains the commands that can be used from purple-remote?  I
> didn't look at it yet because most of the time Doxygen documentation is
> for coders and I'm an end user.
> All I want to do is to put Pidgin offline.  Perhaps someone knows off
> the top of the head how this can be done (actually a *very* important
> feature, if you care about data safety).

You're looking for this:
     purple-remote setstatus?status=offline

The other responses should give you an idea of how to find out other 
things you can do with purple-remote or purple-send.


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