AIM shutting down - continued log support?
elb at pidgin.im
Wed Oct 11 20:05:23 EDT 2017
Echo Echo wrote:
> As you guys have probably heard, AIM is being discontinued on December
> 15th. While I rarely used AIM these days, one of my favorite things about
> Pidgin how it logged conversations and allowed you to search within them.
> Will this feature still be supported when AIM is discontinued? Do any of
> you know of any replacement .html file readers / indexers / something that
> will let me still search my logs?
I just uploaded a project that I wrote in the early 2000s that may be
helpful to you, or someone else:
It does not have searching, let's call that an exercise for the
reader. ;-) It does, however, view logs. It almost certainly only
works on POSIX systems, and it requires Tcl/Tk.
The log files kept by libpurple are plain text (or lightly marked-up
HTML), so you can use, e.g., grep to search them.
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