Provided by: sendxmpp_1.15-1_all bug


       sendxmpp - send xmpp messages from the commandline.


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

       sendxmpp --raw [options]


       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 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

           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

           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!


       You 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

       (’#’ 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
 ; secret

       You can also add a port if it is not the standard XMPP port:

           # account with weird port number

       Of course, you may also mix the two:

           # account with a specific host and port
 ; 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

            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. Current maintainer is Lubomir Host ’rajo’ <rajo AT>,