Commands for purple-remote

Daniel Castro castromd at
Wed Feb 25 04:46:13 EST 2009

Thanks Etan!
That does point me to a good place to start.

So basically what I need is something like:
purple-remote PurpleAccountSetEnabled(account, gtk-gaim, False)

But for every command I try to run I get: bash: syntax error near unexpected
token `('
Even if I do:
~$ purple-remote PurpleAccountsGetAllActive()
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('

Also, for the first parameter on PurpleAccountSetEnabled will that be the
Name value for an account on the accounts.xml file under the .purple folder?

Thanks again for all the help.

2009/2/25 Etan Reisner <pidgin at>

> On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 02:13:50PM +0000, Daniel Castro wrote:
> > Hello!
> >
> > Sorry that I post in this mailer, I tried the support one with no luck.
> My
> > question is something for what probably developers would have an answer.
> >
> > I have been looking for documentation on the purple-remote command.
> > Basically I want to know what things I can do with it.
> >
> > More specifically, I'm looking for a way to logout and log back in from a
> > specific account.
> >
> > This because I change a lot between wired and wireless and sometimes my
> > sametime account just stops sending or receiving messages even though it
> > shows it is connected.
> >
> > I hope someone can help.
> >
> > Thanks!
> The purple-remote script understands some very basic protocol URIs (which
> you can see some examples of when you run purple-remote by itself,
> assuming you have the right python modules otherwise python will likely
> just scream at you).
> Beyond that it has access to essentially the entire libpurple API (the API
> which can be found on the website and in the development headers). The API
> functions are transformed from something_that_looks_like_this to
> SomethingThatLooksLikeThis for use via D-Bus (and thus via purple-remote).
> Some examples of this are included in the usage output as well.
>    -Etan


Daniel Castro, M.Sc.
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