Need to find older chat records/logs

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Wed Oct 6 12:02:48 EDT 2010

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 11:24, Steven Gara <sgara at> wrote:

>  Hello,
>                 Is there a way to look up previous chats/logs?  For
> instance someone initiated a chat with me on Friday, Oct 8th and I cannot
> remember their name and I wanted to go back in the log to see if I can find
> who it was.  How can I do that and is there an easy way to do that?

Logging is done in files in ~/.purple/logs (see the FAQ at for where "~/.purple" is on your machine) .

You can search for files by name and modification date in that directory.

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