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       ejabberdctl - control interface for the ejabberd server


       ejabberdctl [--no-timeout] [--node nodename] [--version api_version] command [options]


       ejabberdctl   is  a  front  end  to  the  ejabberd  server.   It  is  designed to help the
       administrator control the functioning of the running ejabberd daemon.

       This command must be run either by a superuser or by the user ejabberd, otherwise it  will
       fail to start or to connect to the ejabberd instance. Using sudo also works.


       To  get  a  list of available commands for the given ejabberd node, simply run ejabberdctl
       without any command.

       Of course the given ejabberd node needs to be up and running for this to succeed.


       ejabberdctl does not do anything by itself except for connecting to the  running  ejabberd
       instance  and  telling  it  about  the  action  requested  by  the  user.  Hence  all  the
       ejabberdctl's operations involving writing or reading files or  directories  are  actually
       performed  by  the  server  process  which runs with the uid and gid of the user and group
       "ejabberd". This must be taken into account when requesting such operations to be done.


              Use specified string as Erlang node of ejabberd server  to  connect.  It  overrides
              default  ejabberd  node  name.  The  string  may  take  one of the following forms:
              nodename, nodename@hostname or nodename@hostname.domainname.

              Use the specified range of  ports  to  communicate  with  the  other  Erlang  nodes
              (namely,  with  the  target Erlang node running ejabberd).  This can be useful when
              the system running the target node has restricted firewall setup  allowing  only  a
              certain  range  of  ports to be used by the Erlang nodes for communication; in this
              case, you should specify that range of ports in the FIREWALL_WINDOW setting.


              Default settings for ejabberdctl which is also run by systemd / the init script

              Configuration directory

              Main configuration file

              Logfile directory

              Database spool directory


       erl(1), mnesia(3).

       The          program           documentation           is           available           at


       This  manual  page  was  adapted by Sergei Golovan <> for the Debian system
       (but may be used by others) from the ejabberd documentation  written  by  Alexey  Shchepin
       <>.  Updated by Konstantin Khomoutov <> and
       Philipp Huebner <>.

       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the  terms  of
       the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License  can  be  found  in