drivel -- A journal client for the GNOME desktop
This manual page documents briefly the drivel command.
This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the
original program does not have a manual page.
Drivel is a LiveJournal.com client for the GNOME desktop.
It supports all livejournal-type servers which use standard protocol
(as documented at http://www.livejournal.com/developer/protocol.bml)
See http://www.livejournal.com/ for more information on what
LiveJournal is and how to get a free account.
Drivel allows you to perform most functions that are supported by the
server (posting, friends editing, friend groups, friend page checking,
post editing etc).
It is designed to utilize the new features of GNOME 2.0 including GConf
and GTK 2.0.
The server address you need for a serendipity installation is of
Use the standard username and password details that you would use on
the admin interface:
It appears that movabletype has different password authentication for
admin and what movable type calls web services like drivel and
other blogging clients.
The same user will need a different password on the two interfaces. Go
to the admin interface of your movable-type installation and select
"blog preferences" and then select "Users" from the "Manage" menu.
Click on the user you want to use via drivel (or other blogging client)
and scroll down. Click on Reveal to see the Web Services Password. An
alert box is raised with your current web services password for that
user. The main password only appears to work for the movable-type
It is difficult to test with all blogging services, so if there are
other blogging services supported by drivel but which need changes to
the login URL or specialised knowledge of user passwords etc., file a
wishlist bug against drivel in Debian with the relevant details so that
this section of the manpage can be updated.
(Details of wordpress changes are already documented in the drivel
manual - in time, sections from the manpage will be included into the
drivel only supports querying the music being played when logged into a
livejournal blog. The old IDL/CORBA interface has been removed from
rhythmbox and drivel now uses DBUS to query rhythmbox for
livejournal blogs only.
These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is
included below. Standard gtk/gnome options may also be used.
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
This manual page was originally written by Neil McGovern
<firstname.lastname@example.org> and is now maintained by Neil Williams
<email@example.com> for the Debian system (but may be used by
others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
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