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Saving sms/text conversation

asked 2014-07-31 10:39:49 +0300

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It would be very useful to be able to save a complete sms/text conversation as, for example, a note or text file able to be emailed. Using the 'phone in a 'professional' capacity, it is often necessary for me to audit communication and this is currently awkward if this includes a text "conversation".

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Is there a 3rd party application that has this functionality? I will need to save my messages too. On the Nokia N900 I was able to write a Bash script that automatically saved my SMS conversation to a nicely formatted text file. I assume I'll be able to do something similar in SailfishOS.

drcouzelis ( 2014-07-31 16:41:34 +0300 )edit

How and where are the SMSs currently stored in SailfishOS? If it's an SQLite database it should be very possible to write a similar script.

Edit: Found something. Check this answer in this thread: https://together.jolla.com/question/26273/sms-ability-to-copy-store-them-to-an-excel-csv-file/

Not quite what the OP is after, I suspect, but it should help to write the above script.

boxel ( 2014-07-31 21:01:30 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-08-22 18:51:08 +0300

drcouzelis gravatar image

I posted an answer in a wiki page here:


It requires using Terminal, but it works for my needs. :)

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