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I'm looking for an interface to Skype that I can run in a CLI on windows (cmd.exe). All I really need is access to my IM conversations. Is there such a beast? Or is there an API for creating such a beast?

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What do you mean with "access to my IM conversations"? Do you mean logs/history or do you mean chatting? – Bobby Apr 22 '10 at 8:37
I mean chatting. In the skype chat application, I have a list of conversations, which contains not just a log/history, but also works like a chat room... – Daren Thomas Apr 28 '10 at 13:41

The only solution I have for you is Linux-based. Finch is the CLI version of Pidgin/Adium/formerly GAIM. This link is the plugin that might work. Keep in mind that, despite running in a terminal with ncurses, Skype must run concurrently (I am pretty sure they STILL have not released their chat API). You might be able to re-compile this plug-in for Cygwin, but that will be a hassle. Contact the plug-in developer to find out for sure.

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there is a COM (ActiveX) interface for skype on windows. I was able to hack into it with python really easy, but never got round to writing me a client... – Daren Thomas Oct 29 '10 at 7:07
@Daren Thomas That sounds very cool. Do you know where I can find documentation on this COM component? – ajstein Oct 29 '10 at 12:13
check out Skype4COM here: – Daren Thomas Nov 11 '10 at 7:57

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