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KADU(1) General Commands Manual KADU(1)


kadu - instant messenger for Gadu-Gadu protocol




Gadu-Gadu is very popular instant messenger for MS Windows in Poland. kadu is Gadu-Gadu's client for Unix-like systems. The most complete documentations of kadu and related modules is at the project's home page at:


On startup kadu chacks if $CONFIG_DIR variable is set. If not, kadu will use default directory (which is $HOME/.kadu) to store it's configuration files. However, one may wish to run another instance of kadu, for different Gadu-Gadu account, on the same system account. In such case, one needs to set $CONFIG_DIR so it points to the directory that is supposed to hold configuration files for the other account.


kadu was written by Kadu Team (see /usr/share/kadu/doc/AUTHORS file for details).

Copyright (C) 2007, 2008 Patryk Cisek <>

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