purple-remote vs sudo

Louise Baldwin LouiseRBaldwin at mail.com
Fri Mar 14 10:29:17 EDT 2014

How can I get purple-remote to work through sudo? The scenario is that I have a root cron job which automates several sequential tasks, some of which must be run as the "Louise" user. The other scripts/commands work fine using sudo, but purple-remote getstatus returns "No existing libpurple instance detected" despite that there is in fact an instance of Pidgin running for user "Louise" -- what is causing this discrepancy?
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