sendxmpp man page

sendxmpp — send xmpp messages from the commandline.

Synopsis

sendxmpp [options] <recipient1> [<recipient2> ...]

sendxmpp --raw [options]

Description

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.

Options

-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

--sso

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'

-t,--tls

Connect securely, using TLS

-e,--ssl

Connect securely, using SSL

-n,--no-tls-verify

Deactivate the verification of SSL certificates. Better way is to use parameter --tls-ca-path with the needed path to CA certificates.

-a,--tls-ca-path

Path to your custom CA certificates, so you can verificate SSL certificates during connecting.

-l,--headline

Backward compatibility option. You should use --message-type=headline instead. Send a headline type message (not stored in offline messages)

--messages-type

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

-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

-w,--raw

Send raw XML message to jabber server

-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! Specify multiple times to increase debug level.

Configuration File

You 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

e.g.:

    # my account
    alice@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@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@myjabberserver.com:1234 secret

Of course, you may also mix the two:

    # account with a specific host and port
    alice@myjabberserver.com;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).

Example

   $ echo "hello bob!" | sendxmpp -s hello someone@jabber.org

     or to send to a chatroom:

   $ echo "Dinner Time" | sendxmpp -r TheCook --chatroom test2@conference.jabber.org

     or to send your system logs somewhere, as new lines appear:

   $ tail -f /var/log/syslog | sendxmpp -i sysadmin@myjabberserver.com

     NOTE: be careful not the overload public jabber services

See Also

Documentation for the Net::XMPP module

The jabber homepage: <http://www.jabber.org/>

The sendxmpp homepage: <http://sendxmpp.hostname.sk>

Author

sendxmpp has been written by Dirk-Jan C. Binnema <djcb@djcbsoftware.nl>, and uses the Net::XMPP modules written by Ryan Eatmon. Current maintainer is Lubomir Host <lubomir.host@gmail.com>, <http://blog.hostname.sk>

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2014-09-13 perl v5.24.1 User Contributed Perl Documentation