Exporting Incoming IMs as Text Files

Luke Schierer lschiere at pidgin.im
Sun Apr 6 10:16:20 EDT 2008


Ivan Kowalenko wrote:
> 
> On Apr 5, 2008, at 21.01, Luke Schierer wrote:
>> Kichigai Mentat wrote:
>>> Hello. I'm wondering if there's some way to take incoming IMs, and as 
>>> they come in, export each incoming message as a text file. If there 
>>> isn't some kind of native support for that, is it possible to script 
>>> it in?
>>> Thanks guys!
>>
>> There are a number of ways to handle this.
>>
>> One way, if you do not need each to be a unique text file, would be to 
>> simply log them.
> 
> Logging in this case is not an option. Right now I'm working with a 
> system designed to take incoming SMS messages (each stored in a text 
> document ending in .sms) and display them.
> 
>> A second would be to write a plugin, perl or TCL would do this, no 
>> need to know C.
> 
> I figured scripting would be what's required. I was just wondering if 
> one existed. I'm pretty much going to have to learn the language from 
> scratch, I'm wondering if I could get a recommendation on which is 
> easier to learn and execute on a Windows system (blasphemy, I know, but 
> the tools I'm trying to interface with only exist in Win32)
> 
>> A third way would be to work with the dbus interface.
> 
> Could you explain this one to me? I'm not sure I'm familiar with it.
> 

dbus is not available on windows systems.

luke


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