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Gammu(1) backup file format.

Jan 05, 2018


gammu-backup - gammu(1) backup file format. The backup format is text file encoded in either ASCII or UCS-2-BE encodings. This file use ini file syntax, see ini.


If you will backup settings to Gammu text file, it will be possible to edit it. It’s easy: many things in this file will be written double - once in Unicode, once in ASCII. When you will remove Unicode version Gammu will use ASCII on fBrestorefR (and you can easy edit ASCII text) and will convert it according to your OS locale. When will be available Uni‐ code version of text, it will be used instead of ASCII (useful with Unicode phones - it isn’t important, what locale is set in computer and no conversion Unicode -> ASCII and ASCII -> Unicode is done). You can use any editor with regular expressions function to edit backup text file. Exam‐ ples of such editors can be vim or TextPad which both do support regular expressions. Remove info about voice tags Find: ^Entry\([0-9][0-9]\)VoiceTag = \(.*\)\n Replace: <blank> Change all numbers starting from +3620, +3630, +3660, +3670 to +3620 Find: Type = NumberGeneral\nEntry\([0-9][0-9]\)Text = "\+36\(20\|30\|60\|70\)\n Replace: Type = NumberMobile\nEntry\1Text = "\+3620 Change phone numbers type to mobile for numbers starting from +3620, +3630,… and removing the corresponding TextUnicode line Find: Type = NumberGeneral\nEntry\([0-9][0-9]\)Text = "\+36\([2367]0\)\([^\"]*\)"\nEntry\([0-9][ ↲ 0-9]\)TextUnicode = \([^\n]*\)\n Replace: Type = NumberMobile\nEntry\1Text = "\+36\2\3"\n SEE ALSO: converting-formats


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1.39.0 Jan 05, 2018 GAMMU-BACKUP(5)
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