Pidgin contact shortcut.

Ethan Blanton elb at
Wed Apr 6 10:15:20 EDT 2011

allstar gamer spake unto us the following wisdom:
> I'm wanting to create a shortcut or run a command line prompt that will open
> a conversation with one of my contacts.
> I.e. desktop icon when clicked opens a chat with Mxit #contact Name#.
> is there any way this can be done with pidgin?
> It's not a matter of life and death. more something cool I'd like to be able
> to do.

Look at purple-remote.  Specifically, something like:

    purple-remote mxit:goim?screenname=remoteusername

See purple-remote --help for more details.

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