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lua-mosquitto

Lua bindings to the libmosquitto client library.

The parameters to all functions are as per libmosquitto's api only with sensible defaults for optional values, and return values directly rather than via pointers.

Generated API documentation for the lua functions is also available (Direct link if you are within github)

Compile

You need Lua and mosquitto development packages (headers and libs) to build lua-mosquitto.

Compile with

make

You can override the pkg-config package name to set a specific Lua version. For example:

make LUAPKG=lua5.2

Example usage

Here is a very simple example that subscribes to the broker $SYS topic tree and prints out the resulting messages:

mqtt = require("mosquitto")
client = mqtt.new()

client.ON_CONNECT = function()
        print("connected")
        client:subscribe("$SYS/#")
        local mid = client:subscribe("complicated/topic", 2)
end

client.ON_MESSAGE = function(mid, topic, payload)
        print(topic, payload)
end

broker = arg[1] -- defaults to "localhost" if arg not set
client:connect(broker)
client:loop_forever()

Here is another simple example that will just publish a single message, "hello", to the topic "world" and then disconnect.

mqtt = require("mosquitto")
client = mqtt.new()

client.ON_CONNECT = function()
        client:publish("world", "hello")
        local qos = 1
        local retain = true
        local mid = client:publish("my/topic/", "my payload", qos, retain)
end

client.ON_PUBLISH = function()
	client:disconnect()
end

broker = arg[1] -- defaults to "localhost" if arg not set
client:connect(broker)
client:loop_forever()

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