debug: tools to help debugging/monitoring Libervia

debug groups commands to monitor or manipulate Libervia and XMPP stream.

bridge method

Call a method of the bridge. You have to provide the name of the method and the arguments as positional arguments. Arguments are evaluated as Python code (using eval), so you need to properly escape them (for your shell and Python). You can either split your Python arguments as many shell arguments, or put them in a single shell argument.

You profile is automatically set if the method requires it (using the value of -p PROFILE, --profile PROFILE), so you must not specify it as an extra argument.

You can refer to bridge API documentation to get core methods signatures


Send a message using a single shell arguments for all Python arguments. We use first the method name (message_send), then the required arguments (see bridge API documentation for details), without the profile as it is automatically set. We specify them as Python in one shell argument, so we use single quote (\`)first for s hell string, and inside it we use double quote (") for Python strings:

$ li debug bridge method message_send '"", {"": "test message"}, {}, "auto", {}'


This is for debugging only, if you want to send message with li, use send.

Get version string of Libervia:

$ li debug bridge method version_get

bridge signal

Send a fake signal. This is specially useful to test behaviour of a frontend when a specific event happens. To use is you just need to specify the name of the signal and the arguments to use (using Python eval in the same way as for libervia-cli_debug_bridge_method_).


Send a note with info level and hand written XMLUI. Here me use a shell variable to store the level, so we can easily change it if we want to use an other level for tests. Note the use of quotes (to escape both for shell and Python):

$ LEVEL='info'; li debug bridge signal -c action_new '{"xmlui": '"'"'<?xml version="1.0" ?><sat_xmlui title="test title" type="dialog"><dialog level="'$LEVEL'" type="note"><message>test message\non\nseveral\nlines</message></dialog></sat_xmlui>'"'"'}' '""' -1


Show raw XML stream. By default, output is pretty formatted/highlighted and you get all streams in both direction. You can filter the direction using -d {in,out,both}, --direction {in,out,both}.

For this to work, you need to set the option Activate XML log in the Debug section of your parameters.

Verbosity is used, to print details on the direction of a stanza, use --verbose, -v


Monitor raw XML stream:

$ li debug monitor -v


Show the colour constants in their respective colour, according to background (light or dark). If backround option is not set in libervia.conf, it will be autodetected, and colour theme will be modified accordingly.


Show colours with the set background:

$ li debug theme