What options are available on Ubuntu 14.04 to send XMPP (Jabber) messages using a command-line client?

Background: I want to configure XMPP notifications for my Icinga server.


You can use sendxmpp for that, here's a link to the manpage:



echo "hello bob!" | sendxmpp -s hello someone@jabber.org
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    I'm accepting the answer because in theory it should work. Unfortunately my XMPP server uses SSL and sendxmpp --ssl -n fails with some "Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/share/perl5/XML/Stream.pm line 763" error.
    – blerontin
    Oct 8 '14 at 9:08
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    I'm finding sendxmpp really unreliable. It's also complicated too - as I'm having to use odd combinations of flags just to get it to work! Dec 21 '18 at 14:04

Found a somewhat hidden tool that also works for my XMPP server with SSL:

The lm-send-async.c example which comes with libloudmouth1-dev package allows to send XMPP messages. But one has to compile it first:

cp -av /usr/share/doc/libloudmouth1-dev/examples/lm-send-async.c.gz .
gunzip lm-send-async.c.gz
gcc -o lm-send-async lm-send-async.c `pkg-config --cflags --libs loudmouth-1.0`

Send a message:

./lm-send-async --server bar.net --username foo@bar.net --password F00BAR \
 --fingerprint "11:22:33:44:55:66:77:88:99:AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF:00:11:22:33:44" \
 --recipient friend@bar.net --message "Hello World!"
  • I get an error when attempting to install that package :-/ Dec 21 '18 at 14:06

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