Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is it possible to backup Pidgin chat logs and then restore it on another machine?

Additionally, are there any services which will upload this to a server and store it online (similar to Gchat)?

share|improve this question
up vote 7 down vote accepted

Pidgin is planning to implement remote logging in a feature release of libpurple, though as far as I know there's no definite roadmap.

If you want to backup your Pidgin logfiles, just copy the logfiles from your ~/.purple/logs/ directory to whereever you want to back them up. You could possibly put them into a revision control system like SVN, too.

share|improve this answer

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\.purple on Windows XP. c:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\.purple on Vista/Win7.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .