Remote controlling Pidgin?

Felix E. Klee felix.klee at
Wed May 2 03:40:53 EDT 2007

At Tue, 1 May 2007 19:57:08 -0400,
Etan S. C. Reisner wrote:
> purple-send is a dbus interface to pidgin, the doxygen reference lists all
> the functions that can possibly be called.
> purple-remote is a simplified tool to do specific things with pidgin,
> running purple-remote by itself should print out usage information with
> example commands. If you don't then that likely means you are missing one
> of the python modules that are needed for purple-remote to work.
> If you run 'grep command purple-remote' you will see a number of lines
> which compare command to a string each of those strings is a possible
> command.

Thanks for the explanation!

> > 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 need to set the status in pidgin to do that.

Fortunately, that's not correct: As Casey said, one can put Pidgin
offline using "purple-remote setstatus?status=offline".

Why I need it? When I close my Laptop and it goes into suspend to RAM,
then I need to make sure that Pidgin goes offline before the network
connection is lost since otherwise I may lose messages sent to me
e.g. via Jabber.

Felix E. Klee
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