Skyperious is a Skype database viewer and merger, written in Python.You can open local Skype SQLite databases and look at their contents:
Additionally, Skyperious doubles as a useful database browser for any SQLite file.
Also, a command line interface is available with key functions like exporting, searching, and merging.
Making a backup of the database file is recommended before doing any changes like merging.
Skyperious can look through user directories and detect Skype databases automatically, or you can select specific files or folders. Once added to the database list, a file can be opened for browsing, searching and exporting, or compared with another database for merging.
Searching an opened database supports a simple Google-like query syntax.
You can use keywords to search among specific authors or chats only
from:john chat:links), or from certain dates only
date:2010..2013). Search supports wildcards, exact phrases,
grouping, excluding, and either-or queries.
In database comparison, you can scan one database for messages not found in the other, and copy all detected messages to the other database. Or you can browse and copy specific chats and contacts.
Skyperious offers a number of options from the command line:
export FILE [-t format] export Skype databases as HTML, text or spreadsheet search "query" FILE search Skype databases for messages or data merge FILE1 FILE2 merge two or more Skype databases into a new database diff FILE1 FILE2 compare chat history in two Skype databases gui [FILE] launch Skyperious graphical program (default option)More information on search syntax and command line interface.
Skyperious has been tested under Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux, and reported to work under OS X and Windows 8. In source code form, it should run wherever Python and required Python packages are installed.
Download and launch the latest setup.
brew install python2
brew install --python wxmac --devel
brew install PIL(or
brew install Pillow)
brew install pyparsing
brew install python-dateutil
brew install Skype4Py
brew install XlsxWriter
Download and extract the Skyperious source, launch skyperious.sh.
sudo aptitude install wx2.8-i18n libwxgtk2.8-dev libgtk2.0-dev
sudo aptitude install python-wxgtk2.8 python-wxtools
sudo aptitude install python-pip
sudo pip install -r requirements
Clone this project and get it running:
git clone https://github.com/suurjaak/Skyperious cd Skyperious/packaging vagrant up
vagrant up will do the following:
vagrant upfinishes setting up the VM
startx -- :1
To have your Skype DB files accessible within the VM, place them in project directory.
If running from source code, Skyperious needs Python 2.7 or 2.6 (www.python.org),
and the following 3rd-party Python packages:
If wxPython is not available, the command line interface will function regardless.The following 3rd-party Python packages are not strictly required, but provide additional functionality like Excel export, contact import, and convenient date period choices in chat history:
* Skyperious can also run under wxPython 2.8.12+, with some layout quirks.
Python 2.6 will need the argparse library. Python 3 is currently not supported.
Emoticon images in HTML export are property of Skype Limited, © 2004-2006, released under the Skype Component License 1.0.
Default avatar icon from: Fancy Avatars, © 2009 Brandon Mathis, http://brandonmathis.com/projects/fancy-avatars/
Several icons from: Fugue Icons, © 2010 Yusuke Kamiyamane, http://p.yusukekamiyamane.com/
(The MIT License)
Copyright (C) 2011-2014 by Erki Suurjaak
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