Capturing Incoming Messages

Kevin M Stange kevin at
Thu Sep 13 00:30:25 EDT 2007

Rumely, Mike wrote:
> Hi all,
>       My name is Mike Rumely and I working on my senior design project
> at the University of Portland. I am attempting to write a program that
> captures the text of a received message and the sender of the message.
> Would you all recommend starting pidgin with the "-d" flag and parsing
> the debug info for messages or is there a better way? I would like this
> to be a stand alone application but a plugin could hook into the
> "message-receiving" signal, would you all recommend that instead?

There is nothing that says a protocol plugin must show message text in
the debug output, and many don't, or don't do so in a useful format for
parsing.  You are better off writing a plugin or perhaps utilizing
Pidgin's DBUS support to gather this information.


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