skype from the CLI

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Sun Jun 29 23:11:28 UTC 2014


At Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:46:05 +0000 (UTC) "Ubuntu user technical support,  not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:

> 
> Is there some syntax problem with the following?
> 
> 
> thufir at dur:~$ 
> thufir at dur:~$ skype --callto:+14445551234
> skype: unrecognized option '--callto:+14445551234'
> thufir at dur:~$ 
> thufir at dur:~$ skype --callto:k
> skype: unrecognized option '--callto:k'
> thufir at dur:~$ 
> thufir at dur:~$ skype --help
> Skype 4.2.0.11
> 
> Usage: skype [options]
> Options:
>   --dbpath=<path>       Specify an alternative path to store Skype data 
> files.
>                         Default: ~/.Skype
>   --resources=<path>    Specify a path where Skype can find its resource 
> files.
>                         Default: /usr/share/skype
>   --secondary           Start a secondary instance of Skype.
>   --disable-api         Disable Skype Public API.
>   --callto <nick>
>   skype:<nick>?<action>
>                         These commands allow Skype links handling.
>   --pipelogin           Command line login. "echo username password | 
> skype --pipelogin"
>   --version             Display version information and exit.
> thufir at dur:~$ 
> 
> 
> while it certainly invokes skype, I must be using incorrecty syntax.

Compare:
     --callto:+14445551234
     
With 
     --callto <nick>
     
Does anything pop out at you?

Compare to:

     --callto +14445551234
     
Notice anything?

> 
> 
> 
> thanks,
> 
> Thufir
> 
> 

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