Since version 5.12.0, Apache ActiveMQ comes with the new tool that can be used to produce and consume messages from the broker.
Before running the examples you should try running a JMS broker on your machine. Follow the Installation instructions to use a binary distribution of ActiveMQ. To run the broker in a command shell, type:
This starts up ActiveMQ.
From the command line you can run
If you have
activemq-all jar available you can achieve the same with
java -jar activemq-all-5.x.x.jar producer
java -jar activemq-all-5.x.x.jar consumer
If you run inside Karaf, you can run the commands as
For all options on the commands, run them with
--help parameter. The up to date, options for producer and consumer can be found in the source.
Here are a couple of examples of more advanced features.
To send a text message with custom text use
bin/activemq producer --message "My message" --messageCount 1
To send byte message of custom length use
bin/activemq producer --messageSize 100 --messageCount 1
To send a text message with content obtained from an url
bin/activemq producer --payloadUrl http://activemq.apache.org/schema/core/activemq-core.xsd --messageCount 1
To consume in transaction use
bin/activemq consumer --transacted true
To use client acknowledgment use
bin/activemq consumer --ackMode CLIENT_ACKNOWLEDGE
To use durable topic subscribers use
bin/activemq consumer --durable true --clientId example --destination topic://TEST
In older versions of ActiveMQ, the corresponding examples were located in
examples/openwire/swissarmy/ directories, where you can do the similar tasks with an ant script.
examples/conf/ directory contains a lot of different configuration examples that you can use as a starting point for your deployment.