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While chatting with another user just type /some text in Pidgin. It shows "unknown command". What does it mean? How can I resolve this?

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sorry i found the answer . actually the acceptable commands in pidgin are buzz, clear, clearall, debug, help, me, ping, say

Check here :

   Use "/help <command>" for help on a specific command.
    The following commands are available in this context:
    buzz, clear, clearall, debug, help, me, ping, say.
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This /somecommand syntax initially appeared in IRC, and now can be found in almost all chat and IM clients (including even Skype). – grawity Oct 16 '09 at 12:50
ya .thats true :-) – joe Oct 16 '09 at 13:38
If your message begins with a slash, Pidgin will interpret it as a command. Use /say MSG to work around this (where MSG is the message beginning with a slash). – Ben Challenor Oct 19 '13 at 11:47

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