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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).

   SMSBackup section
       Each section interprets one physical SMS message (eg. one message  part
       in case of multipart messages).

   Decoded text
       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
              SMSCUnicode exists.

              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:

              · 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:

       SMSC = "+4540590000"
       SMSCUnicode = 002B0034003500340030003500390030003000300030
       Sent = 20021201T025023
       State = UnRead
       Number = "+4522706947"
       NumberUnicode = 002B0034003500320032003700300036003900340037
       Name = ""
       NameUnicode =
       Text00 = 004100420043004400450046004700480049004A004B004C004D004E004F0050005100520053005400550056005700580059005A000A
       Coding = Default
       Folder = 1
       Length = 27
       Class = -1
       ReplySMSC = False
       RejectDuplicates = True
       ReplaceMessage = 0
       MessageReference = 0


       Michal Čihař <>


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