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gajimA fully-featured XMPP chat client


gajim -h

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


gajim aims to be an easy to use and fully-featured XMPP client. Just chat with your friends or family, easily share pictures and thoughts or discuss the news with your groups. Chat securely with End-to-End encryption via OMEMO or OpenPGP. gajim integrates well with your other devices: simply continue conversations on your mobile device.

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 <>.


Show help options
Show only critical errors
Separate profiles completely (even history db and plugins)
Print xml stanzas and other debug information
Show all GTK warnings with traceback
--loglevel subsystem=level [, subsystem=level []]
Configure logging system. Subsystem can be , , , etc.

Level can be , , , or .

Run gajim using in configuration directory
Where to look for configuration files


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


Copyright (C) 2003-2022 Gajim Team

gajim is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 3 only.

gajim is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with gajim. If not, see <>.


You can report bugs or feature requests in our bug tracker at or in the 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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January 21, 2018 UNIX