Commands

Commands start with the / character and can take a list of any number of arguments, separated by spaces. If an argument should contain a space, you can use the " character to surround this argument.

The commands described in this page are shown like this:

/command <mandatory argument> [optional argument]

You can get the same help as below from inside poezio with the /help command.

Note

Use command parameters like this:

  • Do not use quotes if they are unnecessary (words without special chars or spaces)
  • If the command takes several agrguments, you need to put quotes around arguments containing special chars such as backslashes or quotes
  • If the command always takes only one argument, then do not use quotes even for words containing special chars

Global commands

These commands work in any tab.

/activity

Usage: /activity [<general> [specific] [comment]]

Send your current activity to your contacts (use the completion to cycle through all the general and specific possible activities).

Nothing means “stop broadcasting an activity”.

/bind

Usage: /bind <key> <eq>

Bind a key to another key or to a “command”. For example, /bind ^H KEY_UP makes Control + h behave the same way as the Up key. See the key bindings documentation page for more details.

/bookmark

Usage: /bookmark [roomname][/nick] [autojoin] [password]

Bookmark the specified room. This command uses almost the same syntax as /join. Type /help join for syntax examples. Note that when typing /bookmark on its own, the room will be bookmarked with the nickname you’re currently using in this room (instead of default_nick). You can specify an optional autojoin and password if you call it with the full line (/bookmark alone will put the room in autojoin without password). The bookmarks stored with this command are stored on your xmpp server.

/bookmark_local

Usage: /bookmark_local [roomname][/nick]

Bookmark the specified room (you will then auto-join it on each poezio start). This commands uses almost the same syntax as /join. Type /help join for syntax examples. Note that when typing /bookmark on its own, the room will be bookmarked with the nickname you’re currently using in this room (instead of default_nick). The bookmarks stored with this command will be stored locally. They have priority over the ones stored online.

/bookmarks
Show the current bookmarks.
/close

Close the tab.

Note

The /close command will work everywhere, except in the Roster tab, which can’t be closed.

/exit
/quit
Just disconnect from the server and exit poezio.
/gaming

Usage: /gaming [<game name> [server address]]

Send your current gaming activity to your contacts.

Nothing means “stop broadcasting a gaming activity”.

/help

Usage: /help [command]

If called without an argument, this command will list the available commands. If it has a valid command as an argument, this command will show the usage and the help for the given command.

/invitations
Show the pending invitations.
/invite

Usage: /invite <jid> <room> [reason]

Invite jid to room with reason (if provided).

/join

Usage: /join [room_name][@server][/nick] [password]

Join the specified room. You can specify a nickname after a slash (/). If no nickname is specified, you will use the default_nick in the configuration file. You can omit the room name: you will then join the room you’re looking at (useful if you were kicked). You can also provide a room_name without specifying a server, the server of the room you’re currently in will be used. You can also provide a password to join the room.

Examples:

  • /join room@server.tld
  • /join room@server.tld/John
  • /join room2
  • /join /me_again
  • /join
  • /join room@server.tld/my_nick password
  • /join / password
/last_activity

Usage: /activity <jid>

Show the last activity of a contact or a server (its uptime, in that case).

/list

Usage: /list [server.tld]

Get the list of public chatrooms in the specified server (open a List tab)

/message

Usage: /message <jid> [optional message]

Open a conversation with the specified JID (event if it is not in our roster), and send a message to him/her, if specified.

/mood

Usage: /mood [<mood> [comment]] Send your current mood to your contacts (use the completion to cycle through all the possible moods).

Nothing means “stop broadcasting a mood”.

/move_tab

Usage: /move_tab <source> <destination>

Move tab <source> to <destination>. If the create_gaps option is true, then it will leave a gap at the <source> position, leading to usual behaviour. If create_gaps is not enabled, then the tabs will number from 0 to your actual tab number, without gaps (which means their number will change if you close a tab on the left of the list).

/next
Go to the next room.
/plugin

Usage: /load <plugin name>

Load a plugin.

/plugins
List the loaded plugins.
/presence

Usage: /presence <jid> [type] [status]

Send a directed presence to jid using type and status if provided.

/prev
Go to the previous room.
/rawxml

Usage: /rawxml <stanza>

Send a custom XML stanza.

/remove_bookmark

Usage: /remove_bookmark [room_jid]

Remove the bookmark on room_jid or the one on the current tab, if any.

/runkey

Usage: /runkey <key>

Execute the action defined for key. For example, /runkey KEY_PPAGE will scroll up, or /runkey ^N will go to the next tab.

/self
Reminds you of who you are and what your status is.
/server_cycle

Usage: /server_cycle [server.tld] [message]

Disconnect and reconnect in all the rooms of server.tld.

/set

Usage: /set [plugin|][section] <option> <value>

Set the value to the option in your configuration file. You can, for example, change your default nickname by doing “/set default_nick toto” or your resource with “/set resource blabla”. Doing so will write in the main config file, and in the main section ([Poezio]). But you can also write to another section, with /set bindings M-i ^i, to a plugin configuration with /set mpd_client| host main (notice the |, it is mandatory to write in a plugin), or even to another section in a plugin configuration /set plugin|other_section option value. toggle can be used as a special value for a boolean option. It just set the option to true if it’s currently false, and to false if it’s currently true.

/status

Usage: /status <availability> [status message]

Set your availability and (optionaly) your status message. The <availability> argument is one of “available, chat, away, afk, dnd, busy, xa” and the optional [status] argument will be your status message.’

/theme

Usage: /theme [theme_name]

Reload the theme defined in the config file. If theme_name is given, this command will act like /set theme theme_name then /theme.

/version

Usage: /version <jid>

Get the software version of the given JID (usually its XMPP client and Operating System).

/win
/w

Usage: /win <number>

Go to the specified room.

/xml_tab
Open an XML tab.

Chat tab commands

These commands will work in any conversation tab (MultiUserChat, Private, or
Conversation tabs).
/clear
Clear the current buffer.
/correct

Usage: /correct <corrected message>

Replace the content of the last sent message with corrected message.

/say

Usage: /say <message>

Just send the message (only useful it you want your message to begin with a /). Note that you can also send message starting with a / by starting it with //.

/xhtml

Usage: /xhtml <custom xhtml>

Send a custom xhtml message to the current tab.

MultiUserChat tab commands

/clear [RosterTab version]

Usage: /clear

Clear the information buffer. (was /clear_infos)

/configure
Configure the current room through a form (Open a Dataforms tab).
/cycle

Usage: /cycle [message]

Leave the current room an rejoint it immediatly. You can specify an optional quit message.

/ignore

Usage: /ignore <nickname>

Ignore a specified nickname.

/info

Usage: /info <nickname>

Display some information about the user in the room: his/her role, affiliation, status, and status message.

/invite [MUCTab version]

Usage: /invite <jid> [reason]

Invite jid to this room with reason (if provided).

/kick

Usage: /kick <nick> [reason]

Kick the user with the specified nickname. You can also give an optional reason.

/names
Get the list of the users in the room, their number, and the list of the people assuming different roles.
/nick

Usage: /nick <nickname>

Change your nickname in the current room. Except for gmail users because gmail.com sucks and will do weird things if you change your nickname in a MUC.

/part

Usage: /part [message]

Disconnect you from a room. You can specify an optional message.

/query

Usage: /query <nick> [message]

Open a Private tab with <nick>. This nick has to be present in the room you’re currently in. If you specified a message after the nickname, it will be sent to this user.

/recolor

Usage: /recolor [random]

Re-assign a color to all the participants in the current room, based on the last time they talked. Use this if the participants currently talking have too many identical colors. If a random argument is given, the participants will be shuffled before they are assigned a color.

/topic

Usage: /topic <subject>

Change the subject of the room. You might want to knwow that entering /topic [tab] will autocomplete the topic.

/unignore

Usage: /unignore <nickname>

Remove the specified nickname from the ignore list.

/version

Usage: /version <nickname or jid>

Get the software version of the given nick in room or the given jid (usually its XMPP client and Operating System).

Private tab commands

/info
Display some info about this user in the MultiUserChat.
/unquery
Close the tab.
/version
Get the software version of the current interlocutor (usually its XMPP client and Operating System).

Normal Conversation tab commands

/info
Display the status of this contact.
/unquery
Close the tab.
/version
Get the software version of the current interlocutor (usually its XMPP client and Operating System).

Roster tab commands

/accept

Usage: /accept [jid]

Authorize the provided JID (or the selected contact in the roster) to see your presence.

/add

Usage: /add <jid>

Add the specified JID to your roster and authorize him to see your presence. If he accepts you, the subscription will be mutual (and if he doesn’t, you can still /remove him).

/deny

Usage: /deny [jid]

Prevent the provided JID (or the selected contact in the roster) from seeing your presence.

/groupadd

Usage: /groupadd <jid> <group>

Add the given JID to the given group (if the group does not exist, it will be created).

/groupmove

Usage: /groupmove <jid> <old_group> <new_group>

Move the given JID from one group to another (the JID has to be in the first group, and the new group may not exist).

/groupremove

Usage: /groupremove <jid> <group>

Remove the given JID from the given group (if the group is empty after that, it will get deleted).

/name

Usage: /name <jid> <name>

Set the given JID’s name in your roster.

/password

Usage: /password <password>

Change your password.

/reconnect
Disconnect from the remote server (if connected) and then connect to it again.
/remove

Usage: /remove [jid]

Remove the specified JID from your roster. This will unsubscribe you from its presence, cancel its subscription to yours, and remove the item from your roster.

Note

The following commands only exist if your server supports them. If it does not, you will be notified when you start poezio.

/block

Usage: /block [jid]

Block the following JID using simple blocking. You will not receive any of his messages and won’t be able to send some to him either.

/list_blocks
List the blocked JIDs.
/unblock

Usage: /unblock [jid]

Unblock a previously blocked JID using simple blocking. You will be able to send and receive messages from him again.

Note

The following commands do not comply with any XEP or whatever, but they can still prove useful when you are migrating to an other JID.

/export

Usage: /export [/path/to/file]

Export your contacts into /path/to/file if specified, or $HOME/poezio_contacts if not.

/import

Usage: /import [/path/to/file]

Import your contacts from /path/to/file if specified, or $HOME/poezio_contacts if not.

XML tab commands

/clear [XML tab version]
Clear the current buffer.
/reset
Reset the stanza filter.
/filter_id

Usage: /filter_id <id>

Filter by stanza id attribute.

/filter_xpath

Usage: /filter_xpath <xpath>

Filter with an XPath selector.

/filter_xmlmask

Usage: /filter_xmlmask <xml mask>

Filter using an XML mask

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