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a Jabber/XMPP client


gajim[-q] [-v] [-w] [-l subsystem=level] [-p name] [-s] [-c directory]


gajim is a Jabber/XMPP client written in Python and GTK+. gajim works nicely with GNOME, yet it does not require it to run. gajim is designed for novice and advanced users as one, as well for XMPP server admins.

XMPP is the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol, a set of open technologies for instant messaging, presence, multi-party chat, voice and video calls, collaboration, lightweight middleware, content syndication, and generalized routing of XML data. For more information on the XMPP protocol see <>.


-h --help

Show help options

-q --quiet

Show only critical errors

-s --separate

Separate profiles completely (even history db and plugins)

-v --verbose

Print xml stanzas and other debug information

-w --warnings

Show all GTK warnings with traceback

-l --loglevel subsystem=level [, subsystem=level [...]]

Configure logging system. Subsystem can be gajim.interface, gajim.c.connection, .nbxmpp.client_nb, etc. Level can be DEBUG, INFO, WARNING, ERROR or CRITICAL.

-p --profile name

Run gajim using in configuration directory

-c --config-path directory

Where to look for configuration files



Cache database file of transports, caps, roster entry, and roster group.


Cache directory of avatars.


Cache directory of vCards (virtual cards).


The config-path used when [-c] is not specified.


Directory where certificates are stored.


The history database log file. For more information on database logs see <>.


gajim is written and maintained by Yann Leboulanger and Philipp Hörist, with contributions and patches merged from many individuals around the world. See the About Dialog for a complete list.


You can report bugs or feature requests in our bug tracker at or in the gajim-devel mailing list; if you want to send us a patch, please do so in our bug tracker. You can also find us in our chat room.



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See Also

gajim-remote(1) gajim-history-manager(1)

Referenced By

gajim-history-manager(1), gajim-remote(1).

January 21, 2018