Langue: en

Version: 2005-05-07 (fedora - 01/12/10)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)

sendxmpp - send xmpp messages from the commandline.


sendxmpp [options] <recipient>


sendxmpp 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 <server> instead of the one in the configuration file. Note that you can add :<port> to use a non-default port, ie. -j

-r,--resource <res> use resource <res> for the sender [default: 'sendxmpp']; when sending to a chatroom, this determines the 'alias'

-t,--tls connect securely, using TLS

-c,--chatroom 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

-i,--interactive work in interactive mode, reading lines from stdin and sending the one-at-time

-v,--verbose give verbose output about what is happening

-h,--help,--usage show a 'Usage' message

-d,--debug show debugging info while running. WARNING: This will include passwords etc. so be careful with the output!


You may define a '~/.sendxmpprc' file with the necessary data for your xmpp-account, with a line of the format:
    <user>@<host> <password>


     # my account  secret

('#' and newlines are allowed like in shellscripts). You can add :<port> to the <host> if you need an alternative port, ie.

     # account with weird port number secret

NOTE: for your security, sendxmpp demands that the configuration file is owned by you and has file permissions 600.


    $ echo "hello bob!" | sendxmpp -s hello
      or to send to a chatroom:
    $ echo "Dinner Time" | sendxmpp -r TheCook --chatroom    
      or to send your system logs somewhere, as new lines appear:
    $ tail -f /var/log/syslog | sendxmpp -i
      NOTE: be careful not the overload public jabber services


Documentation for the Net::XMPP module

The jabber homepage:

The sendxmpp homepage:


sendxmpp has been written by Dirk-Jan C. Binnema <>, and uses the Net::XMPP modules written by Ryan Eatmon.


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