amqpcat - Netcat-like tool for AMQP queues
This was originally written as a "toy" to learn and experiment with
rabbitmq. It allows you to easily read/write from AMQP queues/exchanges
from the command line or from shell scripts. It is implemented with the
bunny Ruby gem.
Install from gem:
sudo gem install amqpcat
Install from github:
git clone https://github.com/joemiller/amqpcat gem build amqpcat.gemspec gem install amqpcat-0.0.1.gem
Start a consumer. This will block until a message is received.
amqpcat --consumer amqp://guest:[email protected]/
Publish a message:
echo "hello rabbit" | amqpcat --publisher amqp://guest:[email protected]/
The consumer should output the message and exit.
1:N (fanout / pubsub)
examples/test_fanout.sh script for another example of fanout
Start 2 consumers, using
-s to prefix the output of each with an
amqpcat --consumer -n fanout.test -t fanout -s "Consumer 1: " amqp://guest:[email protected]/ amqpcat --consumer -n fanout.test -t fanout -s "Consumer 2: " amqp://guest:[email protected]/
Note: In fanout mode, consumers will create their own server-named queues and bind to an exchange
defined by the
Published a message to the exchange:
echo "hello rabbits" | amqpcat --publisher -n fanout.test -t fanout amqp://guest:[email protected]/
Both of the consumers should print out the message we published.
amqpcat -h to get detailed help output.
One-message -vs- Continuous message mode
By default, when publishing,
amqpcat will use the newline character to
distinguish between messages to publish. However, you can send a single
message by using the
--once option. This can be useful if you need
to send a single message that contains new lines.
SSL support has been written but is not tested nor is it fully working at this time (v0.0.1).
Additionally, the --ssl-key and --ssl-cert options are only supported under newer versions of the Bunny gem (0.8+) or if bunny is installed from the master branch on github.
- Fork it.
- Create a branch (
git checkout -b my_feature)
- Commit your changes (
git commit -am "did some stuff")
- Push to the branch (
git push origin my_feature)
- Create an with a link to your branch
Author:: Joe Miller (<[email protected]>) Copyright:: Copyright (c) 2012 Joe Miller License:: Apache License, Version 2.0 Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.