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sendxmpp: send xmpp messages from the commandline.
sendxmpp - send xmpp messages from the commandline.
SYNOPSISsendxmpp [options] <recipient1> [<recipient2> ...]
DESCRIPTIONsendxmpp is a program to send XMPP (Jabber) messages from the commandline, not unlike mail(1). Messages can be sent both to individual recipients and chatrooms.
- -f,--file file
- Use file configuration file instead of ~/.sendxmpprc
- -u,--username user
- Use user instead of the one in the configuration file
- -p,--password password
- Use password instead of the one in the configuration file
- Instead of specifying username or password, attempt to use system level SSO (e.g. kerberos) if supported.
- -j,--jserver server
- Use jabber server instead of the one in the configuration file.
- -o,--component componentname
- Use componentname in connect call. Seems needed for Google talk.
- -r,--resource res
- Use resource res for the sender [default: 'sendxmpp']; when sending to a chatroom, this determines the 'alias'
- Connect securely, using TLS
- Connect securely, using SSL
- Deactivate the verification of SSL certificates. Better way is to use parameter --tls-ca-path with the needed path to CA certificates.
- Path to your custom CA certificates, so you can verificate SSL certificates during connecting.
- Backward compatibility option. You should use --message-type=headline instead. Send a headline type message (not stored in offline messages)
- Set type of message. Supported types are: message chat headline. Default message type is message. Headline type message can be set also with --headline option, see --headline
- Send the message to a chatroom
- -s,--subject subject
- Set the subject for the message to subject [default: '']; when sending to a chatroom, this will set the subject for the chatroom
- -m,--message message
- Read the message from message (a file) instead of stdin
- Work in interactive mode, reading lines from stdin and sending the one-at-time
- Send raw XML message to jabber server
- Give verbose output about what is happening
- Show a 'Usage' message
- Show debugging info while running. WARNING: This will include passwords etc. so be careful with the output! Specify multiple times to increase debug level.
CONFIGURATION FILEYou may define a '~/.sendxmpprc' file with the necessary data for your xmpp-account. Since version 1.24 the following format is supported:
username: I<your_username> jserver: I<jabber_server> port: I<jabber_port> password: I<your_jabber_password> component: I<optional_component_name>
Example for Google Talk servers:
username: I<lubomir.host> jserver: I<talk.google.com> password: I<my-secure-password> component: I<gmail.com>
With version 1.23 and older only one-line format is supported:
- user@server password componentname
# my account alice [at] jabber.org secret
('#' and newlines are allowed like in shellscripts). You can add a host (or IP address) if it is different from the server part of your JID:
# account with specific connection host alice [at] myjabberserver.com;foo.com secret
You can also add a port if it is not the standard XMPP port:
# account with weird port number alice [at] myjabberserver.com:1234 secret
Of course, you may also mix the two:
# account with a specific host and port alice [at] myjabberserver.com;foo.com:1234 secret
$ echo "hello bob!" | sendxmpp -s hello someone [at] jabber.org or to send to a chatroom: $ echo "Dinner Time" | sendxmpp -r TheCook --chatroom test2 [at] conference.jabber.org or to send your system logs somewhere, as new lines appear: $ tail -f /var/log/syslog | sendxmpp -i sysadmin [at] myjabberserver.com NOTE: be careful not the overload public jabber services
AUTHORsendxmpp has been written by Dirk-Jan C. Binnema <djcb [at] djcbsoftware.nl>, and uses the Net::XMPP modules written by Ryan Eatmon. Current maintainer is Lubomir Host <lubomir.host [at] gmail.com>, <http://blog.hostname.sk>