bookmarks: get/set bookmarks

Bookmarks are links to MUC rooms or URLs with a few metadata. Due to historical reasons, XMPP has several ways to handle bookmarks, and Libervia handle them as transparently as possible.

With Libervia there are 3 places where you can get/store your bookmarks:


the bookmarks is stored only locally in the database of Libervia. It won’t be available to other devices.


the bookmarks use the old private XML storage (XEP-0049). It is not recommended to use this if PubSub storage is available


the bookmarks use PEP storage (XEP-0223), this is the currently recommended way to store bookmarks.

When possible, you can specify auto to let Libervia choose the best location (i.e. pubsub if available, then private then local if nothing else is possible).


Get and print available bookmarks. You specify the location of the bookmarks to print using -l {all,local,private,pubsub}, --location {all,local,private,pubsub, by default all bookmarks from all locations are printed.

Use -t {muc,url}, --type {muc,url} to indicate if you want to print MUC bookmarks or URLs.

After printing the bookmarks location, the bookmarks will show the name and location (jid for MUC or URL). For MUC bookmarks you’ll also see nickname, and a star (*) if autojoin is set.


Retrieve all MUC bookmarks:

$ li bookmarks list

Retrieve all bookmarked URL stored in PubSub:

$ li bookmarks list -l pubsub -t url


Delete a bookmark. You need to specify the jid of the MUC room or the URL to remove as positional argument. If you are deleting an URL, you need to specify it with -t url

By default a confirmation is requested, use -f, --force if you don’t want it (with usual caution).


Delete the bookmark of a MUC room that you are not following anymore:

$ li bookmarks remove

Delete the bookmark of a URL without requesting confirmation:

$ li bookmarks remove -t url


Create or update a bookmark. The bookmark itself (URL or JID of the MUC) is specified as positional argument. If you are bookmarking an URL, you need to specify it with -t url. A name is often helpful, use -n NAME, --name NAME to specify it.

For MUC only, you can specify the nick to use on the room with -N NICK, --nick NICK, and the flag -a, --autojoin indicates if you want to join the chat room automatically when you’re connecting.

If you’re using add on a jid/URL which already exists, the metadata will be updated.


Add a bookmark to Libervia official chat room:

$ li bookmarks add -a

Add a link to Libervia official website:

$ li bookmarks add -t url -n "Libervia officiel"