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briar cli-messenger for briar:headless

Project description


async python repl cli chat client, to be used with briar-headless:


currently it features:

  • contact listing
  • contact adding
  • contact removing
  • contact renaming
  • contacts pending list
  • contacts display online status
  • contacts display unread message count (currently per session only)
  • direct chat with contacts
  • briar link display
  • command help

two modes:

  • command mode (blue bottom bar)
  • chat mode (green bottom bar)

commands in chat mode are called by pre-pending / so a /back or /exit_chat brings you back to command mode

commands are auto completed thanks to the amazing prompt_toolkit package:


install via pip:

needs python3.7 or higher: python3 -m pip install briar_repl

briar-headless.jar (1.2.12 or higher) would need to be available in:


install via flatpak

needs flatpak and flatpak builder, briar-headless is bundled in the flatpak.

build flatpak

with supplied yaml instructions: flatpak-builder --repo=build/flatpak/repo --install-deps-from=flathub --user --force-clean build/flatpak/build org.briarproject.briar_repl.yaml

build flatpak bundle

creates a flatpak file here: build/briar_repl.flatpak flatpak build-bundle build/flatpak/repo build/briar_repl.flatpak org.briarproject.briar_repl

install flatpak

install flatpak on current machine flatpak install --user build/briar_repl.flatpak

run the flatpak

flatpak run org.briarproject.briar_repl

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