Ubuntu – How to i export Skype Chat history to a text file or other readable file in Ubuntu 13.04


I want to be able to export my chat history so I can read it outside of Skype and save it permanently somewhere else. I have seen many suggestion about main.db file in skype directory but unable to find that file in Ubuntu 13.04 or if however i found main.db file so how can i convert in text file.

Please let me know you suggestion.

Best Answer

You should be able to do the following:

  1. Right click in a chat window → Select All or Ctrl+A
  2. Press Ctrl+C to copy.
  3. Paste it into a file of your choice.

The output will be something like this:

[7:39:36 AM] destiny: pingu pingu
[7:39:46 AM] name: pingu to you as well
[7:39:54 AM] destiny: pingu to everyone
[7:39:55 AM] destiny: i see
[7:40:02 AM] destiny: so pingu to u
[7:40:12 AM] name: ok...?
[7:40:19 AM] destiny: :D
[7:41:08 AM] destiny: pingu 1234