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gajim: a Jabber/XMPP client


gajim - a Jabber/XMPP client


[-q ] [-v ] [-l subsystem=level ] [-p name ] [-c directory ]


is a Jabber/XMPP client written in Python and GTK+. works nicely with GNOME, yet it does not require it to run. is designed for novice and advanced users as one, as well for XMPP server admins.

XMPP is the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol, a set of open technologies for instant messaging, presence, multi-party chat, voice and video calls, collaboration, lightweight middleware, content syndication, and generalized routing of XML data. For more information on the XMPP protocol see <>.


-h --help
Show help options
-q --quiet
Show only critical errors
-v --verbose
Print xml stanzas and other debug information
-l --loglevel subsystem=level Bq , subsystem=level Bq ...
Configure logging system. Subsystem can be gajim.interface gajim.c.connection .nbxmpp.client_nb etc. Level can be DEBUG INFO WARNING ERROR or CRITICAL
-p --profile name
Run using in configuration directory
-c --config-path directory
Where to look for configuration files


Cache database file of transports, caps, roster entry, and roster group.
Cache directory of avatars.
Cache directory of vCards (virtual cards).
The config-path used when [-c ] is not specified.
Directory where certificates are stored.
The history database log file. For more information on database logs see <>.


An -nosplit is written and maintained by An Yann Leboulanger , and An Denis Fomin , with contributions and patches merged from many individuals around the world. See files AUTHORS and THANKS for a complete list.


Copyright (C) 2003-2015 Gajim Team

is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 3 only.

is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with . If not, see <>.


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