ibid-pb-client(1) RPC Client for Ibid


ibid-pb-client [options...] message message
ibid-pb-client [options...] plugin feature method [parameter...]
ibid-pb-client -h


This utility is for passing events to a running Ibid bot, or executing RPC-exposed functions remotely.

It communicates with the pb source on the Ibid.

message is a text message as could be sent to the bot by an IM source. The message is processed normally by the bot.

feature is the name of the feature to invoke exposed method method on, directly. parameters are passed directly to the method. They can be specified positionally or by key, using the same syntax as Python: key=value. They may be encoded in JSON, if not valid JSON they will be treated as strings.

The output is a JSON-encoded response.


-s HOSTNAME, --server=SERVER
Connect to the Ibid running on SERVER, by default it connects to localhost.
-p FILE, --port=PORT
Connect to the pb source running on port PORT, by default 8789.
-h, --help
Show a help message and exit.