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Is it possible to share Pidgin logs via something like DropBox? I do a lot of work with multiple machines (home office, work office, etc.), and would like the logs to be searchable from wherever I happen to be--that way, it's transparent to Pidgin where the logfile changes come from.

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if you do struggle with this, maybe finch could work for you? I do that from a VPS out on the net, which accidentally avoids this problem. –  Sirex Feb 13 '12 at 13:55

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Is it necessary for you to separate the Chatlogs and the whole settings/profile folder? Because there is a good article an howtogeek about syncing the profile folder http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15053/sync-your-pidgin-profile-across-multiple-pcs-with-dropbox/

I don't do it with dropbox; but have the profile file on a truecrypt volume to sync it with both OSes on my dual-boot machine. It has some quirks with the plugins but it works.

And apparently that doesn't help with Adium.

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When shouldn't I comment?: "Compliments which do not add new information ("+1, great answer!")" ;) –  klyonrad Aug 22 '12 at 12:58

The issue here might be that you end up being logged into more than one machine at once and the different instances of Pidgin fight to lock the log files. I suggest you make do with having a separate logfile for each instance of Pidgin and simply have the Pidgin folders sync independantly for you to refer to when you need to.

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You could use mklink on the folder where the logs are stored on both machines. It basically redirects the folder where the putty logs are stored to the folder you make in your dropbox. I am assuming you are on windows, but the same can be accomplished in Linux or OS X as well.

Lifehacker did a nice write up on this that explains it more thoroughly.

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