SYNOPSISsendxmpp [options] <recipient1> [<recipient2> ...]
sendxmpp --raw [options]
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
- -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
- 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!
CONFIGURATION FILEYou may define a '~/.sendxmpprc' file with the necessary data for your xmpp-account, with a line of the format:
- user@server password componentname
# my account [email protected] 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 [email protected];foo.com secret
You can also add a port if it is not the standard XMPP port:
# account with weird port number [email protected]:1234 secret
Of course, you may also mix the two:
# account with a specific host and port [email protected];foo.com:1234 secret
NOTE: for your security, sendxmpp demands that the configuration file is owned by you and readable only to you (permissions 600).
$ echo "hello bob!" | sendxmpp -s hello [email protected] or to send to a chatroom: $ echo "Dinner Time" | sendxmpp -r TheCook --chatroom [email protected] or to send your system logs somewhere, as new lines appear: $ tail -f /var/log/syslog | sendxmpp -i [email protected] NOTE: be careful not the overload public jabber services