message: chat message management

Message commands let you send chat messages or manage your server message archives.


Send a message to a contact or a chat room. stdin is used as message source. You can encrypt your message using --encrypt [ALGORITHM] argument, this will create an encrypted session and replace existing one if needed. You can manage your encrypted session using encryption command.


Send a message to a contact:

$ echo 'Salut à Toi!' | li message send

Send a message encrypted with OMEMO:

$ echo 'pssst, this message is encrypted' | li message send -e omemo


Fingerprints of your destinee must have been accepted before using OMEMO, else message can’t be encrypted

Send a normal message marked as French with a subject:

$ echo 'Bonjour, je vous écris avec « Libervia »' | li message send -l fr -t normal -S 'Ceci est un message de test'


Query archives using MAM. This command allows you to check message archive kept on the server (i.e. not the local copy). You usually want to specify a starting point, and a number of message to retrieve. If too many messages are available, you’ll have to use RSM commands to navigate through the results.


Retrieve messages from last 2 days:

$ li message mam -S "2 days ago"

Retrieve messages from last 5 hours on Libervia official chat room:

$ li message mam -S "5 hours ago" -s

Retrieve 2 first messages of 2019 on Libervia official chat room:

$ li message mam -S 2019-01-01 -s -m 2