empathy man page

empathy — GNOME multi-protocol chat and call client


GNOME multi-protocol chat and call client Instant messaging program supporting text, voice, video, file transfers and inter-application communication over many different protocols, including: AIM, MSN, Google Talk (Jabber/XMPP), Facebook, Yahoo!, Salut, Gadu-Gadu, Groupwise, ICQ and QQ.

The main user interface consists of a contact list window and an icon in the notification area.


Don't connect on startup
Don't display the contact list or any other dialogs on startup
Show version


If set, debug output will go to the given file rather than to stderr.
May be set to "all" for full debug output, or various undocumented options (which may change from release to release) to filter the output.


This manual page was written by Laurent Bigonville, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

See Also

empathy-accounts(1), The Telepathy project, The Empathy project.

Referenced By

empathy-accounts(1), mission-control-5(8), telepathy-gabble(8), telepathy-haze(8), telepathy-idle(8), telepathy-rakia(8), telepathy-salut(8).

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Telepathy project February 2010