infinoted-0.7 - Man Page

dedicated server for the infinote protocol (e.g. Gobby)


infinoted-0.7 [options]


infinoted is a dedicated server which allows clients to edit plain text documents and source files collaboratively over a network. Changes to the documents are synchronized instantly to the other clients.

This server supports the infinote protocol as implemented by libinfinity. Example clients include Gobby 0.5.x, Kobby and a special plugin for gedit. It is not compatible to the older libobby protocol.

It comes with a list of plugins like autosave, dbus integration and others. For a complete list see The default plugin is note-text. It needs to be added along with any other plugins that one might want to enable.


Help Options

-h, --help

Show help options

Application Options

-c, --config-file=CONFIG-FILE

Load the given configuration file instead of looking at the standard locations.

-k, --key-file=KEY-FILE

The server's private key

-c, --certificate-file=CERTIFICATE-FILE

The server's certificate


The certificate chain to the root certificate, if not included in the file given in --certificate-file.


Creates a new random private key


Creates a new self-signed certificate using the given key

-p, --port-number=PORT

The port number to listen on


The IP address to listen on


How to decide whether to use TLS

-r, --root-directory=DIRECTORY

A directory to save the document tree into in infinoted-xml format. This is the location where the tree is kept persistently so that it is available again after server restart. Usually, documents are saved in this tree 60 seconds after the last user left the session. In addition to this, when the autosave plugin is enabled, it is possible to save sessions into the tree periodically. The default directory is ~/.infinote.


Additional plugin to load. Repeat the option on the command-line to specify multiple plugins and semi-colons in the configuration file. Plugin options can be configured in the configuration file (one section for each plugin), or with the --plugin-parameter option.


Sets the option KEY for plugin PLUGIN to the given VALUE. Normally, plugin options are specified in the configuration file, but this command line option allows one to set or override plugin options on the command line.

-P, --password=PASSWORD

Require given password on connections


Authenticate clients against given pam service on connection


Users allowed to connect after pam authentication. Separate entries with semicolons.


Group allowed to connect after pam authentication. Separate entries with semicolons.

-d, --daemonize

Daemonize the server

-D, --kill-daemon

Kill a running daemon

-v, --version

Display version information and exit


infinoted and libinfinity were written by Armin Burgmeier <>


August 2014 infinoted 0.7