Exporting Incoming IMs as Text Files
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.
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