Cross-system chat log sync

I created a directory called “pidgin_logs” in my Dropbox folder, backed up my logs, removed the old log directory, and then created a link from where the log directory should have been to the Dropbox directory. Pidgin still starts up fine, and after I do this on all of my systems, they will all log chats to my Dropbox account.

I’m not sure I’m comfortable with the level of trust that this places in Dropbox, but it will be very convenient.

The commands to do it are:

cd ~/Dropbox/
mkdir pidgin_logs
cd ~/.purple/
mv logs logs_backup
mkdir logs
ln -sfn ~/Dropbox/pidgin_logs ~/.purple/logs
mv logs_backup/aim logs/
mv logs_backup/jabber logs/