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Gammu(1) SMS backup file format.

Jan 05, 2018


gammu-smsbackup - gammu(1) SMS backup file format. The SMS backup format is text file encoded in current encoding of platform where Gammu is running. This file use ini file syntax, see ini.


The file consists of sections, whose name starts with SMSBackup. When creating the backup file, three digits are appended to this text defining order. While reading the backup, any part after SMSBackup text is ignored and everything which begins with this is processed. So you can as well give the section name SMSBackupFoo and it will be processed. The number of messages in backup file is currently limited by GSM_BACKUP_MAX_SMS (100000 at time of writing this document). SMSBackup section Each section interprets one physical SMS message (eg. one message part in case of multi‐ part messages). Decoded text For SMS backups created by Gammu, there is a decoded text as a comment just after the sec‐ tion name: [SMSBackup001] ; This is message text The text can be split to more lines if it is too long or of original message included new lines. NOTE: This is easiest way to get message text, however also the least reliable one, because it is stored in the comments in the file. Variables The following variables can be defined for each SMS: SMSC Text representation of SMSC number, not used by Gammu if SMSCUnicode exists. SMSCUnicode Hex encoded UCS-2 string with SMSC number. Class Message class. Sent Timestamp, when message has been sent. PDU Message type, one of: · Deliver - received message · Submit - message to send · Status_Report - message to send with delivery report DateTime Timestamp of message (sent or received). RejectDuplicates Whether receiver should reject duplicates. ReplaceMessage ID of message to replace. MessageReference Message reference number as generated by network. State State of the message: · Read · UnRead · Sent · UnSent Number Recipient number. Name Name of the message. Length Length of message text. Coding Coding of the message: · 8bit - binary message · Default - GSM encoding, up to 160 chars in message · Unicode - Unicode encoding, up to 70 chars in message Text00 … TextNN Numbered parts of the message payload. Folder ID of folder where the message was saved. UDH User defined header of the message.


The backup of message can look like following: [SMSBackup000] #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ # SMSC = "+4540590000" SMSCUnicode = 002B0034003500340030003500390030003000300030 Sent = 20021201T025023 State = UnRead Number = "+4522706947" NumberUnicode = 002B0034003500320032003700300036003900340037 Name = "" NameUnicode = Text00 = 004100420043004400450046004700480049004A004B004C004D004E004F005000510052005300540 ↲ 0550056005700580059005A000A Coding = Default Folder = 1 Length = 27 Class = -1 ReplySMSC = False RejectDuplicates = True ReplaceMessage = 0 MessageReference = 0


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1.39.0 Jan 05, 2018 GAMMU-SMSBACKUP(5)
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