Provided by: gsm-utils_1.10-13_i386
gsmsendsms - SMS message sender utility
gsmsendsms [ -b baudrate ] [ --baudrate baudrate ] [ -c concatenatedID
] [ --concatenate concatenatedID ] [ -C service centre address ] [
--sca service centre address ] [ -d device ] [ --device device ] [ -h ]
[ --help ] [ -I init string ] [ --init init string ] [ -r ] [
--requeststat ] [ -t ] [ --test ] [ -v ] [ --version ] [ -X ] [
--xonxoff ] phonenumber [ text ]
gsmsendsms sends SMS short messages using an GSM mobile phone.
gsmsendsms attaches itself to the device given on the command line
(usually an GSM modem) using the specified baudrate. If no device is
given, the device /dev/mobilephone is used. If no baudrate is given, a
default baud rate of 38400 is used.
gsmsendsms accepts a phone number (recipient address) and the short
message text as parameters. The text may have a maximum length of 160
characters which is the maximum SMS message length. The GSM default
alphabet is used for encoding. ASCII and Latin-1 characters that can
not be encoded using the GSM default alphabet are converted to the GSM
delta character (GSM code 16).
Error messages are printed to the standard error output. If the
program terminates on error the error code 1 is returned.
-b baudrate, --baudrate baudrate
The baud rate to use.
-c concatenatedID, --concatenate concatenatedID
If an ID is given, large SMSs are split into several,
concatenated SMSs. All SMSs have the same ID and are numbered
consecutively so that the receiving phone can assemble them in
the correct order. IDs must be in the range 0..255. Not all
receiving phones will support concatenated SMSs (and display
them as separate SMSs), since all the numbering and ID
information is carried in the user data header element at the
beginning of the SMS user data. This information may show up as
garbage in such phones.
-C service centre address, --sca service centre address
Sets the service centre address to use for all SUBMIT SMSs (may
not work with some phones).
-d device, --device device
The device to which the GSM modem is connected. The default is
Prints an option summary.
-I init string, --init init string
Initialization string to send to the TA (default: "E0"). Note
that the sequence "ATZ" is sent first.
Request status reports for sent SMS.
If this option is given the text is converted to the GSM default
alphabet and back to Latin-1. This option can be used to find
out how ASCII or Latin-1 texts are converted to the GSM default
alphabet. Characters that can not be converted to the GSM
default alphabet are reported as ASCII code 172 (Latin-1 boolean
"not") after this double conversion. No SMS messages are sent, a
connection to a mobile phone is not established.
Prints the program version.
Uses software handshaking (XON/XOFF) for accessing the device.
The following two invocations of gsmsendsms each send the same SMS
message to the number "1234":
gsmsendsms -d /dev/ttyS2 -b 19200 1234 "This is a test."
echo "This is a test." | gsmsendsms -d /dev/ttyS2 -b 19200 1234
Default mobile phone device.
Peter Hofmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Report bugs to email@example.com. Include a complete, self-contained
example that will allow the bug to be reproduced, and say which version
of gsmsendsms you are using.
Copyright © 1999 Peter Hofmann
gsmsendsms is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License as published
by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
any later version.
gsmsendsms is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
Library General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU Library General Public
License along with gsmsendsms; see the file COPYING. If not, write to
the Free Software Foundation, 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
gsminfo(7), gsmpb(1), gsmctl(1), gsmsmsd(8), gsmsmsstore(1).