I've seen several links suggesting it is possible to make a call from the command-line with skype. The instructions suggest something along the lines of:
However, this gets me an error message, "skype: unrecognized option '--callto:+14445551234".
Is this possible?
Use case scenario:
I want to call a particular number frequently.
- assuming skype client is already running and logged in.
- I create a shortcut on my desktop, which runs
skype --callto:+14445551234or something similar.
- Double-click the shortcut.
- skype window pops up, immediately calling this number
Can this be done?
I know there is a Skype API. Can this be done from a normal skype installation on Ubuntu, without installing any developer tools?
EDIT: I am considering this question to be still open, because I would like to know if this is possible from a default installation of skype without any additional functionality.
However, the answer below regarding "Skype4Py" does answer the desired outcome, albeit with an additional tool. I will mark this as the answer if another is not forthcoming in a few weeks.