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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
The number of messages in backup file is currently limited by
GSM_BACKUP_MAX_SMS (100000 at time of writing this document).
Each section interprets one physical SMS message (eg. one message part
in case of multipart messages).
For SMS backups created by Gammu, there is a decoded text as a comment
just after the section name:
; 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.
The following variables can be defined for each SMS:
SMSC Text representation of SMSC number, not used by Gammu if
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
Timestamp of message (sent or received).
Whether receiver should reject duplicates.
ID of message to replace.
Message reference number as generated by network.
State State of the message:
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:
SMSC = "+4540590000"
SMSCUnicode = 002B0034003500340030003500390030003000300030
Sent = 20021201T025023
State = UnRead
Number = "+4522706947"
NumberUnicode = 002B0034003500320032003700300036003900340037
Name = ""
Text00 = 004100420043004400450046004700480049004A004B004C004D004E004F0050005100520053005400550056005700580059005A000A
Coding = Default
Folder = 1
Length = 27
Class = -1
ReplySMSC = False
RejectDuplicates = True
ReplaceMessage = 0
MessageReference = 0
Michal Čihař <firstname.lastname@example.org>
2009-2011, Michal Čihař <email@example.com>