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dbus-send(1)				  User Commands 			     dbus-send(1)

       dbus-send - Send a message to a message bus

       dbus-send [--system | --session] [--dest=name] [--help] [--print-reply] [--type=type] des-
       tination_object_path message_name [contents...]

       The dbus-send command is used to send a message to a D-Bus message bus.

       There are two standard message buses:

	 o  systemwide message bus - Disabled and not supported on Solaris, but installed on many
	    systems as the "messagebus" init service.

	 o  per-user-login-session  message  bus  - Enabled and supported on Solaris, and started
	    each time a user logs in.

       The --system and --session options direct dbus-send to send messages to	the   system   or
       session buses respectively.  If neither is specified, dbus-send sends to the session bus.

       Nearly  all uses of dbus-send must provide the --dest argument which is the name of a con-
       nection on the bus to send the message to.  If --dest is omitted, no destination is set.

       See http://www.freedesktop.org/software/dbus/ for more information.

       The following options are supported:


	   Specify the name of the connection to receive the message.


	   Show help information on standard output and exit.


	   Block for a reply to the message sent, and print any reply received.


	   Send to the session message bus (this is the default).


	   Send to the system message bus.   The  system  bus  is  disabled  and  unsupported  on


	   Specify "method_call" or "signal" (defaults to "signal").

       The following operands are supported:

       destination_object_path The object path of the message to send must always be specified.

       message_name	       The name of the message to send must always be specified.

       contents 	       Following  arguments,  if  any,	are the message contents (message
			       arguments).  These are given as a type name, a colon, and then the
			       value  of  the  argument.   The	possible  type names are: string,
			       int32, uint32, double, byte, boolean.  (D-Bus supports more  types
			       than these, but dbus-send currently does not.)

       Example	1:  How  to use dbus-send with a sh-compatible shell to start the per-session bus

       example% dbus-send --dest='org.freedesktop.ExampleName		   \
			  /org/freedesktop/sample/object/name		   \
			  org.freedesktop.ExampleInterface.ExampleMethod   \
			  int32:47 string:'hello world' double:65.32

       Note that the interface is separated from a method or signal name by a dot, though in  the
       actual protocol the interface and the interface member are separate fields.

       The following exit values are returned:

       0	Application exited successfully

       >0	Application exited with failure

       The following files are used by this application:

       /usr/bin/dbus-send	       Executable for dbus-send

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWdbus			   |
       |Interface stability	     |Volatile			   |

       dbus-cleanup-sockets(1), dbus-daemon(1), dbus-launch(1), dbus-monitor(1), dbus-uuidgen(1),
       libdbus-glib-1(3), attributes(5)

       For authorship information refer to  http://www.freedesktop.org/software/dbus/doc/AUTHORS.
       Updated by Brian Cameron, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2007.

       dbus-send was written by Philip Blundell.

       Please send bug reports to the D-Bus mailing list or bug tracker, see http://www.freedesk-

SunOS 5.11				   19 Nov 2007				     dbus-send(1)
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