Skype for Linux doesn’t support SMS sending from the user interface. But that functionality is in fact implemented in the library and external apps can use it via the public API. I’ve found a working example of that nice feature. Just do these simple steps:
- Download Skype4Py from here, uncompress it and install it typing
sudo python setup.py install
- Download Skype tools 0.11 from here and uncompress it
- Open your Skype client and prepare for the authorization dialog that will appear when you execute the next step
- Enter into the previous directory and send the SMS:
./send_sms.py +34123123456 My test sms
If the message takes too much to be sent, stop the app (CTRL+C), delete the authorization using the Skype options dialog, and try again. Third and next times worked fine for me.