Is there a CLI client for Skype chat conversations?

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QUESTION :

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?

ANSWER :

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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