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Adium's message logs location
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Nov 25, 2005, 09:34 AM
 
Where does adium has it's message logs saved? I've noticed that even if I erase the messages from the "previous conversations" window they still remain saved somewhere.

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Nov 25, 2005, 09:50 AM
 
In your User folder:
/Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0/Users/Default/Logs/
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Nov 25, 2005, 10:13 AM
 
This program is incredible, i did what u said and he still displays in my message windows previous conversations.

What can I do? I want to delete my message history too , not only the message logs.
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Nov 25, 2005, 12:35 PM
 
Go to Preferences -> Advanced

There should be an option in there for message window, or message history, and a checkbox that asks if you want to display previous conversations in the window. Uncheck that, and Adium will not display messagehistory in the message window
     
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Nov 25, 2005, 04:11 PM
 
The message history will draw from the logs when version 1.0 is released, rather than being stored separately. The current design stores the last 5 messages in a separate location when you close a chat.
     
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Nov 25, 2005, 04:29 PM
 
Just a little tip about Adium logs ...

Personally, I hate where it stores them by default, and have always configured Trillian on Windows to store my chat logs in My Documents. You can do something similar in OS X ...

- Close Adium.
- Navigate to /Users/You/Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0/Users/Default/ and move the Logs folder to your Documents folder (or wherever you want to keep it for easier access).
- Open up a Terminal, change directories to /Users/You/Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0/Users/Default/ again, and create a symbolic link called "Logs" to the actual Logs directory. For example:

[Tomchu@Ginko]~/Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0/Users/Default: ln -s /Users/Tomchu/Documents/Logs Logs
     
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Nov 28, 2005, 08:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by Tomchu
Just a little tip about Adium logs ...


- Open up a Terminal, change directories to /Users/You/Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0/Users/Default/ again, and create a symbolic link called "Logs" to the actual Logs directory. For example:

[Tomchu@Ginko]~/Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0/Users/Default: ln -s /Users/Tomchu/Documents/Logs Logs
I perfectly understand what u are saying, I mean the idea, but I don't know how to do what u are saing. I am new in Mac's, I used only PC's until 3 months ago.

Please say to me:
-what do you mean by the word "terminal"?
-how exactly I create that "symbolic link"?
     
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Nov 30, 2005, 10:20 AM
 
Hey u guys I hate double posting.

I really would like to know where is Adium storing my message history, not the logs, because if I erase the logs he is still able to remember my converastions history, so where are those?

I hope they are somewhere on my Mac.

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Nov 30, 2005, 10:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by Artanis
I perfectly understand what u are saying, I mean the idea, but I don't know how to do what u are saing. I am new in Mac's, I used only PC's until 3 months ago.

Please say to me:
-what do you mean by the word "terminal"?
-how exactly I create that "symbolic link"?

-what do you mean by the word "terminal"?
Terminal is like DOS. in the *nix world its called terminal. You get to it from Applications-> utilities.

-how exactly I create that "symbolic link"?

[Tomchu@Ginko]~/Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0/Users/Default: ln -s /Users/Tomchu/Documents/Logs Logs

that's a copy/paste from Tomchu's terminal. first navigate to the directory you want to link to, the command you type in is [b]ln -s directory where you want the link to be name of link

Originally Posted by Artanis
Hey u guys I hate double posting.

I really would like to know where is Adium storing my message history, not the logs, because if I erase the logs he is still able to remember my converastions history, so where are those?

I hope they are somewhere on my Mac.

10x
not sure on that one... sorry.
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Nov 30, 2005, 01:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by mpancha
-what do you mean by the word "terminal"?
Terminal is like DOS. in the *nix world its called terminal. You get to it from Applications-> utilities.

-how exactly I create that "symbolic link"?

[Tomchu@Ginko]~/Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0/Users/Default: ln -s /Users/Tomchu/Documents/Logs Logs

that's a copy/paste from Tomchu's terminal. first navigate to the directory you want to link to, the command you type in is [b]ln -s directory where you want the link to be name of link
It seems that I can not go further than the "library" directory because after this if I try to navigate to the "application support" directory it sais "No such file or directory".
I don't know exactly ho to proceed, but I got the ideea, just I can't go to that folder.

Can you help me a little more, or someone else?

Thank you

Originally Posted by mpancha
not sure on that one... sorry.
I finally found those, they are in Application Support>Adium 2.0>Users>Default>By object
     
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Nov 30, 2005, 04:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Artanis
It seems that I can not go further than the "library" directory because after this if I try to navigate to the "application support" directory it sais "No such file or directory".
I don't know exactly ho to proceed, but I got the ideea, just I can't go to that folder.

Can you help me a little more, or someone else?

Thank you
when you are trying to navigate to a folder that is multiple words (has spaces) you need to wrap it in quotes....

so in terminal instead of:

cd application support

use:
cd "application support"
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Dec 6, 2005, 10:28 AM
 
I am very sorry for bringing this thread again, but I have the final question for you guys.

I am able to navigate to the folder and to type in the command, but when I type the command in, this message appears:

ln: illegal option -- /
usage: ln [-fhinsv] file1 file2
ln [-fhinsv] file ... directory
link file1 file2

What can I do? I am so interested about this because I think it will be useful for me for other programs too.

Thank you.
     
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Dec 12, 2005, 09:37 PM
 
I was going to suggest just telling people an easier way of doing it, using an Alias through the finder instead of using the Terminal to make a symlink -- because i was under the impression that an alias WAS a symlink, just created differently -- but I tried it and it didn't work. Adium gave an error, and nothing obvious that I could change with file permissions or anything seemed to fix it.

Anyone want to offer any ideas why a ln -s symlink works, but a Finder-made Alias doesn't? I'm just generally curious because i had been using them as identical things up until now, and perhaps I should not have.

Thanks!
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Dec 14, 2005, 09:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kadin2048
I was going to suggest just telling people an easier way of doing it, using an Alias through the finder instead of using the Terminal to make a symlink -- because i was under the impression that an alias WAS a symlink, just created differently -- but I tried it and it didn't work. Adium gave an error, and nothing obvious that I could change with file permissions or anything seemed to fix it.

Anyone want to offer any ideas why a ln -s symlink works, but a Finder-made Alias doesn't? I'm just generally curious because i had been using them as identical things up until now, and perhaps I should not have.

Thanks!

I think that this doesn't work because the alias is a shortcut recognized only by the finder. The other applications perceive the alias in a different manner.
The error on you adium I think that is because he can't replace the alias with his genuwine "logs" folder. Have you noticed that if u erase the logs directory when u access adium he will recreate that folder. Because u placed that alias with the "Logs" name there he can't use it or recreate a "Logs " folder.He doesn't have overwrite permissions(or instructions to do so, I guess).
     
   
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