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Catch Invisible Friends On GTalk The Python Way

July 16th, 2010 4 comments

Google-TalkEver wanted to know that someone is really offline or has just gone invisible in GTalk? Here is a small trick. The bellow peace of python code get the list of invisible users from your GTalk buddy list. It uses XMPP module for python. You can install this module in Ubuntu/Debian via apt. It also requires python dns module.

$ sudo aptitude install python-xmpp python-dnspython

Now here is our script. Open your favorite text editor and save the code as ‘gchat.py’. Dont forget to fill your gtalk username and password in the script.

import xmpp
 
# Google Talk constants
FROM_GMAIL_ID = "username@gmail.com"
GMAIL_PASS = "secret"
GTALK_SERVER = "gmail.com"
 
jid=xmpp.protocol.JID(FROM_GMAIL_ID)
C=xmpp.Client(jid.getDomain(),debug=[])
 
if not C.connect((GTALK_SERVER,5222)):
    raise IOError('Can not connect to server.')
if not C.auth(jid.getNode(),GMAIL_PASS):
    raise IOError('Can not auth with server.')
 
C.sendInitPresence(requestRoster=1)
 
def myPresenceHandler(con, event):
   if event.getType() == 'unavailable':
     print event.getFrom().getStripped()
 
C.RegisterHandler('presence', myPresenceHandler)
while C.Process(1):
  pass

Now simply run:

$ python gchat.py

So , Next time do not let anyone fool you , rather catch him Invisibly .

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