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Command Prompt Broadcast

I did a quick search through the forum to try and find a similar question but came up short. Forgive me if this has been asked.

We would like to be able to send an announcement from the command prompt or some executable script when we do system releases to replace our current “net send” method - which quite frankly is annoying.

Does anyone know of a command line client or script that we could execute from a batch file in Windows to broadcast a release message to everyone online?

Thanks in advance.

P.S. I did resolve my post concerning users not being able to see each other. Their sub values were not correct. Fixing that fixed the problem. Thanks - just didn’'t wanna bump the post.

Hey Josh,

The next version, which will come out very soon, includes a url=http://www.jivesoftware.org/issues/browse/JM-21broadcast plugin[/url] and also the ability to define url=http://www.jivesoftware.org/issues/browse/JM-22user groups[/url]. With these two elements you should be able to implement what you are looking for.


– Gato

Thanks Gato,

I knew about that feature but what I am looking for is the method to send that message to the broadcast group from the command line.

The use, for example, is as follows:

<broadcast here - “Website coming down for a release”>

our release process

<broadcast here - “Website back online, thank you”>

the release process is all done from the command line so we’'d like to integrate the messaging into that via a batch or a script of some sort.

Thanks again

Since you will need a client to send that message, an alternative is to write a tiny Smack application. You can then start the Smack application from your command line or batch process as you need.


– Gato