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BitlBee notes


Change account password

Just type:

account 0 set password newpassword

See this link for more information.


Error Couldn't log in: Short write() to server

If you get the error like Couldn't log in: Short write() to server while connecting to a jabber server (probably Google Talk with your GMail account?), it is because you forgot to tell BitlBee what server to connect too.

Do that, after adding your account:

account set 0/server talk.google.com

Where 0 is the index of your Jabber account in BitlBee. type account list to get a list of registered accounts.

This works for BitlBee 1.2.8 and some other versions.

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