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logjam(1)			  LiveJournal			     logjam(1)

       logjam -	GTK+ client for	LiveJournal

       logjam [OPTIONS]	[FILE]

       logjam is a GTK+	client for LiveJournal-based sites such	as

       Aside from writing entries, logjam lets you modify your friends list,
       edit your previous entries, and more.

       When run	with no	arguments (or just username option), logjam will run
       in the GUI mode.	 The user interface is mostly self-explanatory,	and
       won't be	discussed here in detail, except for a few notes below.

       Options can be given in either short or long forms. For help on a
       particular commands, type "logjam COMMAND help".	For example, "logjam
       grep help" will supply help about the grep command.

	     -v, --version
	       Show version of program.
	     -q, --quiet
	       Say less.

	     -u, --username=USERNAME
	       Username	to operate as.
	     -p, --password=PASSWORD
	       Password	for the	current	user.
	     -a, --postas=USERNAME
	       User/community to post as.

	     -f, --file=FILE
	       File to load.
	     -e, --edit
	       Use default editor to edit post.

	     checkfriends  Efficiently check friends list for updates.
	     console	   Run a command on the	LiveJournal console.
	     post	   Post	event immediately.
	     offline	   Manage offline copies of your journal.
	     user	   Manage user list.

       Also, GTK+ command line options (such as	--display) can be used.

       This section describes some of the GUI features that aren't immediately

   Check Friends
       logjam can monitor your friends list and	notify you when	new entries
       are posted there. Enable	this by	right-clicking on the indicator	at the
       bottom-left corner of the application window and	selecting the
       appropriate menu	item. You may also configure logjam to start doing
       this automatically for you when you login. When new entries are
       detected, the indicator will turn red to	let you	know; click it to
       resume monitoring or double-click it to open your browser on your
       friends page. Optionally, you can have logjam open a small "floating"
       indicator which has some	useful GUI settings of its own.

       Owners of large friends lists may prefer	to be notified only after they
       accumulate several new posts. You may set the threshold for this	in the
       Check Friends settings tab. The default is 1, that is, logjam will tell
       you immediately when it detects new traffic on your friends page. There
       is a small limit	on the maximum threshold allowed, because this feature
       is only useful with small threshold values.

       When given a FILE argument, logjam will start up	with an	existing file
       as the base for the composed entry. If the filename given is "-", the
       data will be read from standard input. Several aspects of the entry,
       such as its subject field and the journal in which to post it to, can
       be controlled by	other options. This is useful in conjunction with the
       --commandline option, which causes logjam to post an entry without
       going to	GUI mode, allowing completely non-interactive posts. If	you do
       wish to interactively edit the entry, but don't want to load the	GUI,
       use the --edit option.

       logjam will periodically	save a draft of	your currently edited entry in
       ~/.logjam/draft if you turn on the draft	option in the Preferences
       dialog. This feature is intended	for crash recovery, not	archiving. If
       you want	to keep	a copy of your posts, you should use the
       Entry > Save As menu option before submitting them. A future version of
       logjam will support archiving of	your journal.

       Please note that	when you exit the client normally, your	draft is
       cleared.	It does	not "stick" for	the next invocation, as	in the
       behavior	of some	other clients.

   Checking friends from the command line
       You can use logjam as a backend for a script or another application
       that wishes to check the	friends	view. This may be useful if you	don't
       want to use the GUI, or if you have several journals (in	conjunction
       with --username). To do this, invoke logjam once	with
       --checkfriends=purge (-rpurge if	you're using short options), and then
       something like:

	       logjam --checkfriends &&	new-entries-handler

       Make sure that your script or application purges	the checkfriends
       status as described above once the user has acknowledged	the new	items,
       otherwise logjam	will always report there's nothing new.	 You should
       also pay	attention to limiting your query rate, despite the fact	that
       logjam will refuse to flood the server with queries.  For more
       information, see	the messages on	the command line. (To suppress these
       messages, use --quiet.)




       This manual page	was mostly written by Gaal Yahas <>.

4.1.1				  2003-04-25			     logjam(1)


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