How to change Pidgin's chat log directory?

Ben Bridts ben at
Mon Feb 16 18:49:36 EST 2009

Richard Laager wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-02-12 at 04:01 +0800, Michael Lee wrote:
>> It does not seem that I can change the directory where Pidgin
>> chat logs are stored. There has to be a trick to do that. Someone
>> cares to give a hint?
> If you're on Unix, make a symlink. (But read on...)
> If you're on Windows, set PURPLEHOME to be the place where you want
> your .purple directory created. (This is in the FAQ.) There is no way to
> move only your logs directory to any arbitrary location on Windows.
Unless if your using Vista on a NTFS-partition. Then you're also able to make symlinks.

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