NOTE: This documentation is for version 0.6-beta of nanomsg, but the latest released version is 1.0.0. Please see the documentation for 1.0.0 for the most up-to-date information.
nanocat(1)

SYNOPSIS

nanocat --req {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} {--data DATA|--file PATH} [-i SEC] [-AQ]
nanocat --rep {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} {--data DATA|--file PATH} [-AQ]
nanocat --push {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} {--data DATA|--file PATH} [-i SEC]
nanocat --pull {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} [-AQ]
nanocat --pub {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} {--data DATA|--file PATH} [-i SEC]
nanocat --sub {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} [--subscribe PREFIX ...] [-AQ]
nanocat --surveyor {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} {--data DATA|--file PATH} [-i SEC] [-AQ]
nanocat --respondent {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} {--data DATA|--file PATH} [-AQ]
nanocat --bus {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} {--data DATA|--file PATH} [-i SEC] [-AQ]
nanocat --pair {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} {--data DATA|--file PATH} [-i SEC] [-AQ]

In the case symlinks are installed:

nn_req {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} {--data DATA|--file PATH} [-i SEC] [-AQ]
nn_rep {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} {--data DATA|--file PATH} [-AQ]
nn_push {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} {--data DATA|--file PATH} [-i SEC]
nn_pull {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} [-AQ]
nn_pub {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} {--data DATA|--file PATH} [-i SEC]
nn_sub {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} [--subscribe PREFIX ...] [-AQ]
nn_surveyor {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} {--data DATA|--file PATH} [-i SEC] [-AQ]
nn_respondent {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} {--data DATA|--file PATH} [-AQ]
nn_bus {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} {--data DATA|--file PATH} [-i SEC] [-AQ]
nn_pair {--connect ADDR|--bind ADDR} {--data DATA|--file PATH} [-i SEC] [-AQ]

DESCRIPTION

The nanocat is a command-line tool to send and receive data via nanomsg sockets. It can be used for debugging purposes, sending files through the network, health checking the system or whatever else you can think of.

OPTIONS

Generic:

--verbose,-v

Increase verbosity of the nanocat

--silent,-q

Decrease verbosity of the nanocat

--help,-h

This help text

Socket Types:

--push

Use NN_PUSH socket type

--pull

Use NN_PULL socket type

--pub

Use NN_PUB socket type

--sub

Use NN_SUB socket type

--req

Use NN_REQ socket type

--rep

Use NN_REP socket type

--surveyor

Use NN_SURVEYOR socket type

--respondent

Use NN_RESPONDENT socket type

--bus

Use NN_BUS socket type

--pair

Use NN_PAIR socket type

Socket Options:

--bind ADDR

Bind socket to the address ADDR

--connect ADDR

Connect socket to the address ADDR

--bind-ipc,-X PATH

Bind socket to the ipc address "ipc://PATH".

--connect-ipc,-x PATH

Connect socket to the ipc address "ipc://PATH".

--bind-local,-L PORT

Bind socket to the tcp address "tcp://127.0.0.1:PORT".

--connect-local,-l PORT

Connect socket to the tcp address "tcp://127.0.0.1:PORT".

--recv-timeout SEC

Set timeout for receiving a message

--send-timeout SEC

Set timeout for sending a message

SUB Socket Options:

--subscribe PREFIX

Subscribe to the prefix PREFIX. Note: socket will be subscribed to everything (empty prefix) if no prefixes are specified on the command-line.

Input Options:

--format FORMAT

Use echo format FORMAT (same as the options below)

--raw

Dump message as is (Note: no delimiters are printed)

--ascii,-A

Print ASCII part of message delimited by newline. All non-ascii characters replaced by dot.

--quoted,-Q

Print each message on separate line in double quotes with C-like character escaping

--msgpack

Print each message as msgpacked string (raw type). This is useful for programmatic parsing.

Output Options:

--interval,-i SEC

Send message (or request) every SEC seconds

--delay,-d SEC

Wait for SEC seconds before sending message (useful for one-shot PUB sockets)

--data,-D DATA

Send DATA to the socket and quit for PUB, PUSH, PAIR, BUS socket. Use DATA to reply for REP or RESPONDENT socket. Send DATA as request for REQ or SURVEYOR socket.

--file,-F PATH

Same as --data but get data from file PATH

EXAMPLES

The ping-pong with nn_req/nn_rep sockets (must be run simultaneously):

nanocat --rep --bind tcp://127.0.0.1:1234 --data pong --format ascii
nanocat --req --connect tcp://127.0.0.1:1234 --data ping --format ascii

Or in shorter to write form:

nn_rep -L1234 -Dpong -A
nn_req -l1234 -Dping -A

Do periodic requests once a second:

nn_req -l1234 -Dping -A -i 1

The rep socket that never reply (no -D option), may be used to check if resending the requests is actually work:

nanocat --rep --connect ipc:///var/run/app/req.socket

Send an output of the ls to whatever would connect to 127.0.0.1:1234 then exit:

ls | nanocat --push -L1234 -F-

Send heartbeats to imaginary monitoring service:

nanocat --pub --connect tpc://monitoring.example.org -D"I am alive!" --interval 10

SEE ALSO

AUTHORS

Paul Colomiets <paul@colomiets.name>