Recovering Log or Buddylist

Ethan Blanton elb at
Thu Nov 9 09:37:04 EST 2017

Rich Allcorn wrote:
> Buddy list is a list of accounts on the server. If the server goes
> off-line, those accounts go off-line, and are no longer available,
> until the server comes back up.  

That is not entirely true.  We also cache a local copy, which is in
~/.purple/blist.xml.  This is the copy that Richard is referring to.
Likewise, the logs are stored locally in ~/.purple/logs/<account id>.
This is in addition to whatever server behaviors may be in effect.


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