pyxtra 1.6.1

A small command-line utility to access the Swisscom Xtrazone SMS service
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pyxtra is a small Python command-line utility to access the Swisscom Xtrazone SMS service. It is being developed for Linux- and OS X-based operating systems.

Warning: There might be some issues when having set Xtrazone to French or Italian (e.g. you are prompted to enter the CAPTCHA twice). For best experience, set Xtrazone language to German. (FR: Profil > Mes paramètres de compte > Langue Xtra-Zone, IT: Profilo > Le impostazioni del mio account > Lingua Xtra-Zone)



1. You need python>=2.5 and tk

2. If you're still on python 2.5, install simplejson

  sudo pip install simplejson

 ...or if you're Debian / Ubuntu user:

  sudo aptitude install python-simplejson

Install via pip

This is the recommended way of installing pyxtra.

 sudo pip install pyxtra

Manual installation

Alternatively, you can install pyxtra the manual way.

1. Download the current stable version.

2. Install dependencies.

  sudo pip install -r requirements.txt

 If you haven't got pip installed, use easy_install instead.

  sudo easy_install BeautifulSoup PIL mechanize xlrd

 Ubuntu/Debian users could also use apt instead of pip:

  sudo apt-get install python-mechanize python-beautifulsoup \
 python-xlrd python-imaging python-imaging-tk

3. Install pyxtra

  sudo python install

Main features:

  • Sending SMS messages from the command line
  • Access and add contacts
  • Contacts tab completion (start typing and press tab to autocomplete)
  • CAPTCHA-Recognition (service by, thanks!)
  • Headless setup possible (if CAPTCHA-Recognition is enabled)

last updated on:
June 10th, 2012, 10:23 GMT
developed by:
Danilo Bargen and Peter Manser
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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What's New in This Release:
  • [bug] Updated anticaptcha certificate, related SSL bugs should now be gone
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