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Re: Zoneminder&Telegram (event instant messaging to your phone!)

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:06 pm
by PacoLM
Hi,

I'm not activating anything from ZM, the Telegram daemon is running in the same computer where ZM is installed. The Telegram daemon is running a LUA script that is looking for some special words to be received, so if one on them is received, the command associated to that word is executed.
I will try to document everything during next week, if I find some free time!

Regards,
Paco

Re: Zoneminder&Telegram (event instant messaging to your phone!)

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:16 pm
by woody4165
Thanks, looks very Interesting...

Re: Zoneminder&Telegram (event instant messaging to your phone!)

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:16 pm
by pperry76
Hey PacoLM,
can you post instructions on getting this to work? I can get around Zoneminder but have no clue about the telegram client.

Thanks for all your work.

Re: Zoneminder&Telegram (event instant messaging to your phone!)

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:46 pm
by disiami

Re: Zoneminder&Telegram (event instant messaging to your phone!)

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:24 am
by Reed2
PacoLM wrote:
Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:41 pm
Hi,

I was thinking in using my ZM server to be able to send instant messages to my phone with the pictures or videos. I found some information about how to send instant messaging with WhatsApp, but the company has changed the auth process, so I moved to Telegram (http://www.telegram.org).
You need to install expect (apt-get install expect).

Right now, I have Telegram CLI working in my ZM server (easy, just followed some instructions detailed here https://github.com/vysheng/tg), and wrote a simple bash script that allows me to send a message and a picture of the event.
yowhatsapp
This is the script, adapted from many different sources on the web:

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#!/usr/bin/expect
set user [lindex $argv 0]
set text [lindex $argv 1]
set image [lindex $argv 2]
set video [lindex $argv 3]
# this is the path where telegram CLI is installed and the public key for the server
spawn /usr/src/telegram/tg-master/telegram -k /usr/src/telegram/tg-master/tg.pub
expect "User"
send "msg $user $text\r"
send "send_photo $user $image\r"
send "send_video $user $video\r"
expect "Sent:"
send "safe_quit\r"
expect eof
It seems reasonable to add a new option in the filter settings, to allow users to send also a instant message instead of sending an email, ftp to a server, etc. If I have time, I will try to add the option in the filter window and also add the code in the zmfilter.pl. I have experience programming in C#, Tcl and VB, but I'm not 'fluent' in Python, Perl or PHP, so, if anyone wants to take the credits and add this feature...just go ahead!

Regards,

PacoLM
I hope this script still work's because since I have found about WhatsApp new update I also migrated to Telegram.