Provided by: sendxmpp_1.23-1.1_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

           Connect securely, using SSL

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

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

           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

           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 one-at-time

           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>, <>