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 the form:
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 administration interface.
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 manual.)
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.
- -h --help
- Show summary of options.
- -v --version
- Show version of program.
This manual page was originally written by Neil McGovern <[email protected]> and is now maintained by Neil Williams <[email protected]> for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.