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I want to make my network monitoring system send IM alerts, and the IM client of choice at my workplace is Skype.

Is there a command-line driven API, that doesn't require the GUI Skype client, so I can run it on the Linux machines that run my monitoring?

Alternatively, is there a Jabber-to-Skype gateway that would solve this problem?

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http://code.google.com/p/skype-command-line/

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This calls the GUI Skype client, so doesn't fit the requirements. Thanks for the suggestion though and welcome to ServerFault. –  crb Aug 12 '10 at 12:59
    
@crb: If your only objection to the GUI client is that it requires a GUI, run it on a headless X server such as Xvfb or Xvnc. –  Gilles Aug 12 '10 at 13:36
    
I object more to the fact I need to have Qt and X on a tiny machine, vs. an open protocol like Jabber where this would be trivial :) I was under the impression that Skype had been reverse engineered, just a little. –  crb Aug 12 '10 at 20:22
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According to common wisdom, including this SuperUser post, Skype has not been reverse engineered, and they do not offer a command-line only client.

There are a number of options for controlling a GUI client from the command line, including Skype4py and skype-command-line (Java).

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