Saving user history
mark at kingant.net
Wed Sep 16 14:03:19 EDT 2009
On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 10:03 AM, Scott Farwell <scott at iivip.com> wrote:
> For Pidgin, is there a way to simply change your account username/login
> without creating a new account so that the current set of chat history will
> still be available even though you have changed your login name ?
> I assume all client-accessible history is stored locally.
Yes, all client-accessible history is stored locally. It is possible
to change your account username/login without creating a new account
(you must be offline), but I believe access to the current set of chat
history will not still be available. The chat history is saved on
disk based on the username of the account. For example,
~/.purple/logs/jabber/markdoliner at example.com/myfriend at example.com/logfile.txt
I suspect that you could rename the directories for your account and
for your buddies accounts and the logs would become accessible again
from within Pidgin. I believe the logs themselves also contain the
names of your account and of your buddies accounts, which might be a
little misleading in the UI, but shouldn't cause any problems.
If you decide not to rename the directories, you can always access the
old logs with either a text editor or a web browser (they're stored
either as plaintext or HTML).
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