Provided by: drivel_3.0.5-1_amd64 bug


       drivel - A journal client for the GNOME desktop


       drivel [options]


       This manual page documents briefly the drivel command.

       This manual page was written for the Debian(TM) distribution because the original program
       does not have a manual page.

       Drivel is a client for the GNOME desktop. It supports all livejournal-type
       servers which use standard protocol (as documented at See 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 <> and is now
       maintained by Neil Williams <<>> for the Debian(TM) 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.




       Copyright © 2003 Neil McGovern
       Copyright © 2009 Neil Williams