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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

       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 processed.

       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

          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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