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gammu-smsd - SMS daemon for Gammu


gammu-smsd [OPTION]...


This manual page documents briefly the gammu-smsd command.

gammu-smsd is a program that periodically scans GSM modem for received messages, stores them in defined storage and also sends messages enqueued in this storage.

The daemon can reload configuration file after sending hangup signal (SIGHUP) and properly terminates itself on SIGINT and SIGTERM.

Program accepts following options (please note that long options might be not accepted on some platforms):

-h, --help
Shows help.
-v, --version
Shows version information and compiled in features.
-c, --config=file
Configuration file to use, default is /etc/gammu-smsdrc, on Windows there is no default and configuration file path has to be always specified.
-p, --pid=file
Lock file for storing pid, empty for no locking. Not supported on Windows.
-U, --user=user
Drop daemon privileges to chosed user after starting.
-G, --group=group
Drop daemon privileges to chosen group after starting.
-d, --daemon
Daemonize program on startup. Not supported on Windows.
-i, --install-service
Installs SMSD as a Windows service.
-u, --uninstall-service
Uninstalls SMSD as a Windows service.
-s, --start-service
Starts SMSD Windows service.
-k, --stop-service
Stops SMSD Windows service.
-X, --suicide=seconds
Kills itself after number of seconds.
-S, --run-service
Runs pogram as SMSD Windows service. This should not be used manually, but only Windows Service manager should use this command.
-n, --service-name=name
Defines name of a Windows service. Each service requires an unique name, so if you want to run several SMSD instances, you have to name each service differently. Default is "GammuSMSD".


Linux/Unix Examples

Start SMSD as a deamon on Linux:

gammu-smsd --config /etc/gammu-smsdrc --pid /var/run/ --daemon

Start SMSD as a deamon on Linux with reduced privileges:

gammu-smsd --config /etc/gammu-smsdrc --pid /var/run/ --daemon --user gammu --group gammu

SMSD as a system wide daemon

To use SMSD as a daemon, you might want to use init script which is shipped with Gammu in contrib/init directory. It is not installed by default, either install it manually or check INSTALL file for instructions.

Windows Service Examples

Install Gammu SMSD Windows service:

gammu-smsd.exe -c c:\Gammu\smsdrc -i

Install two instances of SMSD Windows service:

gammu-smsd.exe -c c:\Gammu\smsdrc-1 -n Gammu-first-phone -i

gammu-smsd.exe -c c:\Gammu\smsdrc-2 -n Gammu-second-phone -i

To uninstall a Windows service:

gammu-smsd.exe -u

Troubleshooting Windows Service

If Gammu fails to start as a Windows service (you will usually get "Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion"), first check your SMSD logs. If they do not contain any useful hint, try starting SMSD manually with exactly same parameters as you installed the service (without -i), for example:

    gammu-smsd.exe -c smsdrc

You now should be able to get errors from SMSD even if it fails to start as a service.


gammu-smsdrc(5), gammu(1), gammu-smsd-inject(1), gammu-smsd-monitor(1)

gammu-smsd-files(7), gammu-smsd-mysql(7), gammu-smsd-pgsql(7), gammu-smsd-dbi(7), gammu-smsd-tables(7)


gammu-smsd and this manual page were written by Michal Cihar <>. Copyright © 2009 Michal Cihar and other authors. License GPLv2: GNU GPL version 2 <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


Please report bugs to <>.

Before reporting a bug, please enable verbose logging in SMSD configuration:

    debuglevel = 255
    logfile = smsd.log

and include this verbose log within bug report.