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Matrix client network daemon using the Matrix Python SDK

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nuqql-matrixd is a network daemon that implements the nuqql interface and uses the Matrix Python SDK to connect to Matrix chat networks. It can be used as a backend for nuqql or as a standalone chat client daemon.

nuqql-matrixd's dependencies are:


Note: the Matrix Python SDK project status strongly recommends using matrix-nio rather than the Matrix Python SDK. Thus, please consider using nuqql-matrixd-nio that uses matrix-nio rather than nuqql-matrixd.

Quick Start

You can install nuqql-matrixd and its dependencies, for example, with pip for your user only with the following command:

$ pip install --user nuqql-matrixd

After the installation, you can run nuqql-matrixd by running the nuqql-matrixd command:

$ nuqql-matrixd

By default, it listens on TCP port 32000 on your local host. So, you can connect with, e.g., telnet to it with the following command:

$ telnet localhost 32000

In the telnet session you can:

  • add Matrix accounts with: account add matrix <account> <password>.
    • Note: the format of <account> is <username>@<homeserver>, e.g.,
  • retrieve the list of accounts and their numbers/IDs with account list.
  • retrieve your buddy/room list with account <id> buddies or account <id> chat list
  • send a message to a room with account <id> chat send <room> <message>


See nuqql-matrixd --help for a list of command line arguments:

usage: nuqql-matrixd [--address ADDRESS] [--af {inet,unix}] [-d] [--dir DIR]
[--disable-history] [--filter-own] [-h] [--loglevel {debug,info,warn,error}]
[--port PORT] [--push-accounts] [--sockfile SOCKFILE] [--version]

Run nuqql backend matrixd.

optional arguments:
  --address ADDRESS     set AF_INET listen address
  --af {inet,unix}      set socket address family: "inet" for AF_INET, "unix"
                        for AF_UNIX
  -d, --daemonize       daemonize process
  --dir DIR             set working directory
  --disable-history     disable message history
  --filter-own          enable filtering of own messages
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --loglevel {debug,info,warn,error}
                        set logging level
  --port PORT           set AF_INET listen port
  --push-accounts       enable pushing accounts to client
  --sockfile SOCKFILE   set AF_UNIX socket file in DIR
  --version             show program's version number and exit


  • v0.6.0:
    • Update matrix_client to v0.4.0
  • v0.5.0:
    • Update nuqql-based to v0.3.0, switch to asyncio, require python version >= 3.7.
    • Add welcome and account adding help messages.
    • Disable filtering of own messages, rewrite sender of own messages to <self>
  • v0.4.0:
    • Update nuqql-based to v0.2.0
  • v0.3:
    • Use nuqql-based as dependency and adapt to nuqql-based changes
    • Add for installation and package distribution
    • Add python type annotations
    • Restructure code
    • Cleanups, fixes, and improvements
  • v0.2:
    • Allow specification of the homeserver url in the account user when adding an account. Thus, the following account users are possible:
      • <user>@<domain> (defaults to https)
      • <user>@http://<domain>[:<port>]
      • <user>@https://<domain>[:<port>]
    • Save sync token for each account in a file. So, only messages newer than the last sync are retrieved after a restart of the backend.
    • Add new commands:
      • bye: disconnect from the backend.
      • quit: quit the backend.
      • help: show list of commands and their description.
    • Add and use "chat msg" message format for group chat messages
    • Store accounts in .ini file accounts.ini in the backend's working directory. Note: existing accounts have to be re-added to the backend to be usable with the .ini file.
    • Add configuration file support: in addition to the command line arguments, configuration parameters can now be set in the .ini file config.ini in the backend's working directory.
    • Add loglevel configuration parameter to command line arguments and configuration file for setting the logging level to debug, info, warn, or error. Default: warn.
    • Make daemon python module optional
    • Fixes and improvements
  • v0.1:
    • First/initial release.

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