#565 closed defect (worksforme)

Accounts with Spaces in Password

Reported by: Zac Garrett <zg@…> Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BitlBee Version: 1.2.4
Keywords: password spaces Cc:
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Public server
OS version/distro: Ubuntu 9.10


I am trying to connect to a jabber (google talk) account that has spaces in the password. When I added the account said:

Warning: Passing a servername/other flags to `account add' is now deprecated. Use `account set' instead.

I tried 'account set #/password long password with spaces' which resulted in "Setting changed successfully". However the password did not take. 'account set #' states "password is empty".

I saw that bug #224 was the same issue, but that was closed 3 years ago, so I believe there is a different root cause.

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comment:1 Changed at 2010-02-17T09:24:38Z by wilmer

You have to quote arguments that have spaces in them. So something like:

account add jabber foo@facebook "password with spaces"

Not sure where this is documented, TBH I'm not sure what would be a good place to do that. Suggestions are welcome.

comment:2 Changed at 2010-02-17T09:24:57Z by wilmer

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

comment:3 Changed at 2010-02-17T09:51:57Z by Zac Garrett <zg@…>

Ahh, that did work. The worst part is I even tried that with account set. However there seems to be another issue with account set # not showing that a password is set. For me all of my accounts (msn, oscar, and jabber) show as password is empty, even though they are all connected.

comment:4 Changed at 2015-03-18T09:45:36Z by anonymous

I'm trying this on the public server at, which is running version VERSION BitlBee 3.2.2 Linux/x86_64

but it does not work

comment:5 Changed at 2015-03-19T10:08:15Z by dx

Saying "it does not work" isn't very informative. What error? You should join #bitlbee in and we'll help.

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