Synchronizing Pidgin configurations across computers

Winston Weinert winston at
Mon Oct 30 11:30:09 EDT 2017

On 10/30/2017 09:43 AM, pidgin at wrote:
> On 2017-10-30 9:57 AM, Winston Weinert wrote:
>> I'd like to synchronize my Pidgin's .purple dot-file across computers,
>> and use the configuration simultaneously on two different machines. My
>> understanding is each XMPP login needs a separate resource, and the logs
>> will clobber for starters. I've also noticed there is a blist.xml that
>> gets updated whenever Pidgin is active...
>> So I guess my question turns into, is it possible to set up Pidgin to be
>> more synchronization friendly? I also use OTR and a few other plugins.
> As far as I know, there is no provision in pidgin for synchronizing.
> Everything (configuration files, conversation logs, etc) is kept as
> local resources, usually files (although there is a plugin that allows
> storing conversation history in a DB).
> I currently use a low-tech approach consisting of DIFFing the relevant
> folders and manually resolving differences.

I thought that might be the case. A bit of a shame. I may have to also
approach synchronizing Pidgin the same way (this case, using unison).

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