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List commands Skype chat

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Skype now I meet more often to computers than other IM clients, it almost replaced ICQ for me, all the working correspondence is conducted in Skype, but it's not about what is better or more popular. Often happens so that you participate in several chats at once where the number of participants exceeds 10, which actually and leads to the fact that the number of new messages is constantly updated on the desktop and in the tray, as well as notifications in the form of pop-up messages, but now imagine what you have 3 chat windows with friends, 1 with your boss, another with a girl - all this in the sum starts to tangle, distract and sometimes annoy. I would like to prioritize ...

  Previously, I most often configured the "policy" of notifications only through the global settings of the program
It so happened that I learned that in every Skype chat window it is possible to use commands, for example /alertsoff will turn off notifications for a particular chat window, respectively /alertson will turn them back on.
After searching a bit, I came across a kind of how-to, it turns out Skype chat has a lot of text commands, similarity to IRC commands. Next, I tried to try all possible ones on the two platforms I have, as it turned out not all and not everywhere works ... I ask under the cut.

  Two platforms - Windows and Linux, in this review we used Windows 7 build 7600 + Skype and Ubuntu 10.04 + Skype If anyone finds out how these commands behave in Skype in other versions, for other platforms or gives some more details on the given commands (unfortunately not with all it was possible to understand) - I will be glad if you let me know and add to the topic.


  Note that you do not need to use square quotes around the text after writing the command.

List of commands with some description.
Works both in Win7 and in Ubuntu.

  /add [Skype_Name]
Adds a Skype_Name user to the chat.
Win7 - works, if the chat was initially with 1 interlocutor, a group chat is created in a new window, otherwise the contact is added to the same window.
Ubuntu - A group chat is created in the window in which the command was entered.

Disable chat notifications.
Works as in Win7 (in win version via GUI settings) both in Ubuntu.

  /alertson [text]
Allows you to specify specific words or text for which notifications will be included, for example your name.
Works both in Win7 and in Ubuntu.

/call [Skype_Name]
Judging by the description, this team must make a call.
Win7 - does not work, shows the list of commands as well as the/help command and all other commands or words in the format "/^ \/([a-zA-Z]) + $/"That is, if the team is not known to Skype, it will issue a list of "known" ones, but it turned out that not all work.
Ubuntu - almost does not work, the call starts to be committed and immediately the status becomes Canceled. As for the rest of the arbitrary spellings, "/^ \/([a-zA-Z]) + $/"Does not call a help list - just displays the text entered by the user.

Deletes the chat history. Can not be undone.
Win7 - does not work.
Ubuntu - works, but it seems to clear just the chat window, the history is saved.

  /find [text]
Register-independent search of the first occurrence of text in the chat.
Win7 - works.
Ubuntu - works. The /fa command also works.

  /get banlist
View a list of users who are not allowed to join the chat.
Works both in Win7 and in Ubuntu.

  /get allowlist
View the list of users who are allowed to join the chat.
I assume that this is an inverse form of ban-lilst, that is, everything that is not allowed is forbidden.
Works both in Win7 and in Ubuntu.

  /get creator
View information about the creator of the current chat.
Works both in Win7 and in Ubuntu.

  /get guidelines
Viewing instructions or rather rules for this chat, here you can write something like: "This chat is prohibited, etc. ".
Works both in Win7 and in Ubuntu. Set the resulting parameter, and how to view this guideline I have until the end and did not understand.

  /get xguidelines
I did not find a specific description, things are in use the same way as with the previous command.
Works both in Win7 and in Ubuntu

  /get options
View installed options. During the review found only one, which is described at the end of the article.
Works both in Win7 and in Ubuntu

  /get password_hint
View password hint, it did not turn out not to install not to look.
Works both in Win7 and in Ubuntu

  /get role
View your role in the chat.
Works both in Win7 and in Ubuntu

Places the tags next to the creators of the chat name of the author. I did not understand and I could not use it.
Original - Puts a Creator tag next to the chat creator's name.

Loads the full chat history in the active window.
Win7 - does not work.
Ubuntu - loads the entire history.

HTML history file that should appear in the browser window.
Win7 - does not work.
Ubuntu - does not work.

Displays the number of people present and the maximum number of people allowed for this chat.
Unfortunately, I did not know how to change the number, I could not find the option.
Works both in Win7 and in Ubuntu

  /kick [Skype_Name]
Removes the user from the chat.
Win7 - works.
Ubuntu - works.

  /kickban [Skype_Name]
Removes the user from the chat and prevents his return back there. Ordinary users can not return how and edit the banlist.
Win7 - works.
Ubuntu - works.

Leave chat. It is not possible if you are the creator of the chat.
Win7 - works. Even if I'm the creator, I managed to leave the chat.
Ubuntu - similarly.

Displays your name in the text of the message, can be used for example in this case: "/me thinks it should be so, and not otherwise. "
Win7 - works.
Ubuntu - works.

  /set allowlist [[+ | -] mask]
Set the appropriate list of users
Win7 - works.
Ubuntu - works.

  /set banlist [[+ | -] mask]
Set the appropriate list of users
Win7 - works.
Ubuntu - works.

  /set guidelines [text]
Sets the line "rules" for the chat, which I and did not see how to view without using the/get -/- commands.
Win7 - works.
Ubuntu - works.

  /set xguidelines [text] - I simply did not find it, although it's strange that the/get command does not exist for it.

  /set options
Sets the chat options.
USERS_ARE_LISTENERS This is the only one I know, but most likely there are more.
This option forbids all users to write messages to this chat room, but this option does not apply to all users, below is a hierarchy of roles with a description. Already managed to make fun of friends and using this function.
Win7 - works.
Ubuntu - works.

  /set password [text]
Sets the chat password (spaces are not allowed).
Win7 - works, but it's not clear where this password should be entered and to whom.
Ubuntu - similarly.

  /set password_hint [text]
A tooltip for the password is set.
Win7 - works.
Ubuntu - works.

  /setpassword [password] [password hint]
Sets the password and prompt with one command.
Win7 - works.
Ubuntu - works.

  /setrole [Skype Name] MASTER | HELPER | USER | LISTENER
Allows you to set a role for the user in the chat. The description of roles is given below.

  /topic [text]
Changes the text of the chat topic.

  /whois [Skype_Name]
Displays all kinds of information about Skype_Name.
Description of chat user roles
The participant who created the chat. There can be only one created for one chat. Only the creator can assign the MASTER role.

In the description it sounds like "chat hosts", I believe that this is some kind of main role, something like moderators in the chat, only know the limitations. Master can not assign other users to wizards.

Semi-privileged member of the chat. These users will not be affected by the USERS_ARE_LISTENERS option. Helpers do not have the right to change roles to users.

A regular chat user (the default role, if you are not the creator) allows you to do everything that is usually done in the chat. Also, you do not have the right to change roles to users (not yet verified).

A user who can read messages from the chat, but has no right to write messages to this chat room.

The user who is waiting for the statement to get into the chat. The user can not be downgraded to this role if he was accepted into the chat. (Until the question is resolved, the user who invited the user with the role of a low level gets this role).

  In conclusion, I can say that I will not use all these teams, but it was interesting to get acquainted and I will definitely take something for service. Judging by the differences in response to commands in different versions, I can assume that evolving Skype acquires more graphical interface and loses the ability to execute some text commands. Again, my assumption is that in earlier versions of Skype, the support for chat commands was more kosher. One way or another, there is still time to take advantage of this not all known functional. I was glad if it opened something new for someone, thanks for ATTENTION!

  UPD below will be updates for the topic.

  alice2k told:
/get uri
Returns a link to the chat in the form skype:?Chat&blob=smth, by clicking on which you can immediately join the chat.
Win7 - works.
Ubuntu - works.