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NAME

       mosquitto_pub - an mqtt version 3.1 client for publishing simple messages

SYNOPSIS

       mosquitto_pub [-d] [-h hostname] [-i client_id] [-I client id prefix] [-p port number] [-q
                     message QoS] [--quiet] [-r] { -f file | -l | -m message | -n | -s} [ -u
                     username [-P password] ] [ --will-topic topic [--will-payload payload]
                     [--will-qos qos] [--will-retain] ] -t message-topic

DESCRIPTION

       mosquitto_pub is a simple mqtt version 3.1 client that will publish a single message on  a
       topic and exit.

OPTIONS

       -d, --debug
              Enable debug messages.

       -f, --file
              Send the contents of a file as the message.

       -h, --host
              Specify the host to connect to. Defaults to localhost.

       -i, --id
              The  id  to  use for this client. If not given, defaults to mosquitto_pub_ appended
              with the process id of the  client.  Cannot  be  used  at  the  same  time  as  the
              --id-prefix argument.

       -I, --id-prefix
              Provide  a prefix that the client id will be built from by appending the process id
              of the client. This is useful where  the  broker  is  using  the  clientid_prefixes
              option. Cannot be used at the same time as the --id argument.

       -l, --stdin-line
              Send  messages  read  from  stdin, splitting separate lines into separate messages.
              Note that blank lines won't be sent.

       -m, --message
              Send a single message from the command line.

       -n, --null-message
              Send a null (zero length) message.

       -p, --port
              Connect to the port specified instead of the default 1883.

       -P, --pw
              Provide a password to be used  for  authenticating  with  the  broker.  Using  this
              argument without also specifying a username is invalid. This requires a broker that
              supports MQTT v3.1. See also the --username option.

       -q, --qos
              Specify the quality of service to use for the message, from 0, 1 and 2. Defaults to
              0.

       --quiet
              If  this  argument  is  given, no runtime errors will be printed. This excludes any
              error messages given in case of invalid user input (e.g.  using  --port  without  a
              port).

       -r, --retain
              If retain is given, the message will be retained as a "last know good" value on the
              broker. See mqtt(7) for more information.

       -s, --stdin-file
              Send a message read from stdin, sending the entire content as a single message.

       -t, --topic
              The mqtt topic on which to publish the message. See mqtt(7) for more information on
              mqtt topics.

       -u, --username
              Provide  a  username to be used for authenticating with the broker. This requires a
              broker that supports MQTT v3.1.  See also the --pw argument.

       --will-payload
              Specify a message that will be stored by the broker and sent  out  if  this  client
              disconnects unexpectedly. This must be used in conjunction with --will-topic.

       --will-qos
              The  QoS  to use for the Will. Defaults to 0. This must be used in conjunction with
              --will-topic.

       --will-retain
              If given, if the client disconnects unexpectedly  the  message  sent  out  will  be
              treated as a retained message.  This must be used in conjunction with --will-topic.

       --will-topic
              The  topic  on  which  to  send  a  Will,  in the event that the client disconnects
              unexpectedly.

WILLS

       mosquitto_sub can register a message  with  the  broker  that  will  be  sent  out  if  it
       disconnects unexpectedly. See mqtt(7) for more information.

       The  minimum  requirement  for this is to use --will-topic to specify which topic the will
       should be sent out on. This will result in a non-retained, zero length message with QoS 0.

       Use the --will-retain, --will-payload and --will-qos arguments to modify  the  other  will
       parameters.

EXAMPLES

       Publish temperature information to localhost with QoS 1:

       · mosquitto_pub -t sensors/temperature -m 32 -q 1

       Publish  timestamp and temperature information to a remote host on a non-standard port and
       QoS 0:

       · mosquitto_pub -h 192.168.1.1 -p 1885 -t sensors/temperature -m "1266193804 32"

       Publish light switch status. Message is set to retained because there may be a long period
       of time between light switch events:

       · mosquitto_pub -r -t switches/kitchen_lights/status -m "on"

       Send the contents of a file in two ways:

       · mosquitto_pub -t my/topic -f ./data

       · mosquitto_pub -t my/topic -s < ./data

       Send  parsed electricity usage data from a Current Cost meter, reading from stdin with one
       line/reading as one message:

       · read_cc128.pl | mosquitto_pub -t sensors/cc128 -l

BUGS

       mosquitto_pub bug information can be found at http://launchpad.net/mosquitto

SEE ALSO

       mqtt(7) mosquitto_sub(1) mosquitto(8) libmosquitto(3)

AUTHOR

       Roger Light <roger@atchoo.org>

                                         5 February 2012                         mosquitto_pub(1)