How to change Pidgin's chat log directory?

Ibrahim Awwal ibrahim.awwal at
Mon Feb 16 19:26:50 EST 2009

Ben Bridts wrote:
> 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.
Actually, NTFS has had support for junctions, which for this purpose are 
equivalent to symlinks, since Windows 2000. See wikipedia for more 

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