[Gajim-devel] message starting with / interpreted as path on filesystem

Yann Leboulanger asterix at lagaule.org
Sun Apr 17 17:18:53 CEST 2016

On 04/17/2016 04:17 PM, Thomas Keller wrote:
> Hello good gajim dev folks,
> whenever I write a message starting with /, gajim thinks I am referring
> to a file on my filesystem, and tells me:
> bin/true: Command does not exist
> Try using the //bin/true or /say /bin/true construct if you intended to
> send it as a text.
> This is severly interferring with my workflow, I am unable to cut and
> paste text containing file paths.
> Can you please advice how I can disable this "feature" before it drives
> me insane ?


This is our command system. All messages starting with a / are
considered as a command. Gajim doesn't think it's a file on your system,
it thinks it's a command. (type /help -a to see a list of available

There is no way to disable that. you just need to double the first / if
your message starts with a /.


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