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       gammu-smsd-run - documentation for RunOnReceive directive


       Gammu  SMSD  can be configured by RunOnReceive directive (see gammu-smsdrc for details) to
       run defined program after receiving message.

       This parameter is executed through shell,  so  you  might  need  to  escape  some  special
       characters  and  you  can  include  any number of parameters. Additionally parameters with
       identifiers of received messages are appended to the command line. The identifiers  depend
       on  used service backend, typically it is ID of inserted row for database backends or file
       name for file based backends.

       Gammu SMSD waits for the script to terminate. If you make some time  consuming  there,  it
       will  make  SMSD  not receive new messages. However to limit breakage from this situation,
       the waiting time is limited to two minutes. After this time SMSD will continue  in  normal
       operation and might execute your script again.

       Note   All  input  and output file descriptors are closed when this program is invoked, so
              you have to ensure to open files on your own.


       program is executed with environment which contains lot of information about the  message.
       You  can  use  it together with NULL service (see gammu-smsd-null) to implement completely
       own processing of messages.

   Global variables
              Number of physical messages received.

              Number of decoded message parts.

   Per message variables
       The variables further described as SMS_1_... are  generated  for  each  physical  message,
       where 1 is replaced by current number of message.

              Class of message.

              Sender number.

              Message text. Text is not available for 8-bit binary messages.

   Per part variables
       The  variables  further  described  as  DECODED_1_... are generated for each message part,
       where 1 is replaced by current number of part. Set are only those variables whose  content
       is present in the message.

              Decoded long message text.

              Sender of MMS indication message.

              title of MMS indication message.

              Address (URL) of MMS from MMS indication message.

              Size of MMS as specified in MMS indication message.


   Activating RunOnReceive
       To activate this feature you need to set RunOnReceive in the gammu-smsdrc.

       RunOnReceive = /path/to/

   Processing messages from the files backend
       Following  script  (if used as RunOnReceive handler) passes message data to other program.
       This works only with the gammu-smsd-files.

       for ID in "$@" ; do
           $PROGRAM < $INBOX/$ID

   Passing message text to program
       Following script (if used as RunOnReceive handler)  passes  message  text  and  sender  to
       external program.

       for i in `seq $SMS_MESSAGES` ; do
           eval "$PROGRAM \"\${SMS_${i}_NUMBER}\" \"\${SMS_${i}_TEXT}\""

   Passing MMS indication parameters to external program
       Following  script  (if  used  as  RunOnReceive  handler) will write information about each
       received MMS indication to the log file. Just replace echo command with your  own  program
       to do custom processing.

       if [ $DECODED_PARTS -eq 0 ] ; then
           # No decoded parts, nothing to process
       if [ "$DECODED_1_MMS_ADDRESS" ] ; then
           echo "$DECODED_1_MMS_ADDRESS" "$DECODED_1_MMS_SENDER" "$DECODED_1_MMS_TITLE" >> /tmp/smsd-mms.log

   Processing message text in Python
       Following  script (if used as RunOnReceive handler) written in Python will concatenate all
       text from received message:

       import os
       import sys

       numparts = int(os.environ['DECODED_PARTS'])

       # Are there any decoded parts?
       if numparts == 0:
           print('No decoded parts!')

       # Get all text parts
       text = ''
       for i in range(1, numparts + 1):
           varname = 'DECODED_%d_TEXT' % i
           if varname in os.environ:
               text = text + os.environ[varname]

       # Do something with the text
       print('Number %s have sent text: %s' % (os.environ['SMS_1_NUMBER'], text))


       Michal Čihař <>


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