Synchronizing Pidgin configurations across computers

pidgin at pidgin at
Mon Oct 30 15:36:02 EDT 2017

On 2017-10-30 11:30 AM, Winston Weinert wrote:
> 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).

The Dropbox et al approach may work for you if the configuration on both machines can be *exactly* the same.

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