multiple local user accounts?

Etan Reisner deryni at
Thu Feb 28 21:58:05 EST 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 07:00:01PM -0800, netbean3r wrote:
> Can multiple local user accounts be set up on Pidgin?  I am switching from
> Trillian and this feature is absolutely essential for me: each time Pidgin
> is opened, a local (to the Pidgin installation) account must be selected
> (with optional password protection), and each account has unique IM accounts
> associated with it.  As it stands, Pidgin automatically retains data for the
> IM accounts set up and that can be accessed as soon as the application is
> opened.  Any solutions?  My apologies if this has already been covered
> somewhere; I looked and didn't find it.

pidgin is not designed for multiple person use, it is designed to let your
operating system handle details like that, for people for whom that is not
possible pidgin has the -c command line flag with which it can be told to
use alternate configuration locations. There is no provision for applying
password protection to those configuration locations though.


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