send message from DOS command line using pidgin

Etan Reisner deryni at
Tue Apr 1 20:50:33 EDT 2008

On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 12:36:04PM -0500, John Lutz wrote:
> Is there a way to send an IM message using pidgin using the dos commandline?
> Please be very descriptive of the process as I am a bit over my head with
> this.
> My reason for asking us to send IM alerts.

Not on Windows, not that I'm aware of. On linux if you build pidgin with
DBus support you can use the purple-remote and purple-send scripts to do

A plugin might be able to allow this on Windows, I'm not sure.


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