Command line client for Ripple payment platform. It uses Ripple websocket API to send commands and receive responses.
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Command line client for Ripple payment platform. It uses Ripple websocket API to send commands and receive responses.


You need to have Ruby 1.9 ( installed. Once Ruby is in place, just install Rippler gem:

$ gem install rippler

Alternatively, you can install from source at Github:

$ git clone
$ cd rippler
$ bundle install

Usage: Ripple API

Rippler supports Ripple API commands ( All parameters after command should be given in commandline JSON format, such as:

$ rippler account_info account:rwLYfeQHfucz8wD6tFPY9Ms6ovmMBCCpMd

$ rippler account_tx account:rwLYfeQHfucz8wD6tFPY9Ms6ovmMBCCpMd ledger:319841

$ rippler account_tx account:evoorhees ledger_min:0 ledger_max:400000

$ rippler book_offers taker_pays:USD/bitstamp taker_gets:BTC/bitstamp

$ rippler subscribe streams:[ledger]

Ripple server replies are returned as JSON and printed to stdout. If you want to do some post-processing of the results, get the source from Github and modify bin/rippler script.

Usage: additional commands

Rippler also provides additional commands that print out human-readable output. You can use option -t for text (rather than structural) output.

$ rippler -t order_book buy:BTC/bitstamp sell:XRP

This one prints current order book for any currency pair.

$ rippler -t order_book buy:EUR/bitstamp sell:USD/bitstamp funded:true digits:4

Show the order book for the EUR/USD pair, using four decimal places, and only showing offers as they are funded.

$ rippler -t history account:molecular

This one prints any account history in a human-readable format.

$ rippler balances account:bitstamp

This one prints out all outstanding balances (debit/credit IOUs and XRP) for a specific account. For example, you can see who holds Bitstamp BTC and fiat IOUs, and how much.

$ rippler monitor streams:[ledger,transactions]

This one monitors Ripple transactions in real-time similar to #ripple-watch, but more interesting since it shows known account names instead of opaque addresses. Ctrl-C to stop it.

$ rippler path_find source_account:RippleUnion destination_account:singpolyma 'destination_amount:{currency:CAD, value:1}'

This one finds possible paths for amounts of money between two addresses, and prints out what the source would have to send to get that amount to the destination.

Contacts database

Contacts database is in lib/rippler/contacts.rb, mostly auto-scraped from Bitcointalk. It may be a bit inaccurate, you can modify/extend it as you see fit. See 'Contributing' section below re how you can add new address(es) to Rippler contacts database. If this is too complicated for you, just open new issue with your contact request.

You may also want to use 'bin/scraper' script to auto-scrape Ripple contacts from Bitcointalk topics:

$ scraper


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request