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gammu-smsd - SMS daemon for Gammu
This manual page documents briefly the gammu-smsd command.
gammu-smsd is a program that periodically scans GSM modem for received
messages, stores them in defined storage and also sends messages
enqueued in this storage.
The daemon can reload configuration file after sending hangup signal
(SIGHUP) and properly terminates itself on SIGINT and SIGTERM.
Program accepts following options (please note that long options might
be not accepted on some platforms):
Shows version information and compiled in features.
Configuration file to use, default is /etc/gammu-smsdrc, on
Windows there is no default and configuration file path has to
be always specified.
If you run SMSD as a system daemon (or service), it is
recommended to use absolute path to configuration file as
startup directory might be different than you expect.
See gammu-smsdrc for configuration file documentation.
Lock file for storing pid, empty for no locking. Not supported
Drop daemon privileges to chosed user after starting.
Drop daemon privileges to chosen group after starting.
Daemonize program on startup. Not supported on Windows.
Installs SMSD as a Windows service.
Uninstalls SMSD as a Windows service.
Starts SMSD Windows service.
Stops SMSD Windows service.
Terminate after defined number of failures. Use 0 to not
terminate (this is default).
Kills itself after number of seconds.
Runs pogram as SMSD Windows service. This should not be used
manually, but only Windows Service manager should use this
Defines name of a Windows service. Each service requires an
unique name, so if you want to run several SMSD instances, you
have to name each service differently. Default is "GammuSMSD".
Start SMSD as a daemon on Linux:
gammu-smsd --config /etc/gammu-smsdrc --pid /var/run/gammu-smsd.pid --daemon
Start SMSD as a daemon on Linux with reduced privileges:
gammu-smsd --config /etc/gammu-smsdrc --pid /var/run/gammu-smsd.pid --daemon --user gammu --group gammu
SMSD as a system wide daemon
To use SMSD as a daemon, you might want to use init script which is
shipped with Gammu in contrib/init directory. It is not installed by
default, either install it manually or check INSTALL file for
Under Windows 7 you might need to disable UAC (user account control)
before you will be able to install SMSD service.
Windows Service Examples
Install Gammu SMSD Windows service:
gammu-smsd.exe -c c:\Gammu\smsdrc -i
Install two instances of SMSD Windows service:
gammu-smsd.exe -c c:\Gammu\smsdrc-1 -n Gammu-first-phone -i
gammu-smsd.exe -c c:\Gammu\smsdrc-2 -n Gammu-second-phone -i
To uninstall a Windows service:
Troubleshooting Windows Service
If Gammu fails to start as a Windows service (you will usually get
"Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control
request in a timely fashion"), first check your SMSD logs. If they do
not contain any useful hint, try starting SMSD manually with exactly
same parameters as you installed the service (without -i).
For example the command line can look like:
gammu-smsd.exe -c smsdrc
You now should be able to get errors from SMSD even if it fails to
start as a service.
You can not use same phone by more programs in same time. However in
case you did not enable locking in [gammu] section, it might be able to
start the communication with phone from more programs. In this case
neither of the programs will probably work.
There is no way to detect that SMS message is reply to another by
looking at message headers. The only way to achieve this is to add some
token to the message and let the user include it in the message on
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