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GAJIM(1) General Commands Manual (urm) GAJIM(1)


gajima Jabber/XMPP client


gajim -h

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 <>.


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.
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.


Copyright (C) 2003-2021 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