nightly dbus-rs

DO NOT USE - renamed to dbus!

5 releases

Uses old Rust 2015

0.0.5 Feb 14, 2015
0.0.4 Feb 10, 2015
0.0.3 Jan 14, 2015
0.0.2 Dec 20, 2014
0.0.1 Dec 5, 2014

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A DBus binding for rust.

Current state: WIP, but basic things should be up and working.



This example opens a connection to the session bus and asks for a list of all names currently present.

let c = Connection::get_private(BusType::Session).unwrap();
let m = Message::new_method_call("org.freedesktop.DBus", "/", "org.freedesktop.DBus", "ListNames").unwrap();
let mut r = c.send_with_reply_and_block(m, 2000).unwrap();
let reply = r.get_items();
println!("{}", reply);

You can try a similar example by running:

cargo run --example client


This example grabs the com.example.test bus name and listens to method calls on the /hello path.

let c = Connection::get_private(BusType::Session).unwrap();
c.register_name("com.example.test", NameFlag::ReplaceExisting as u32).unwrap();
for n in c.iter(1000) {
    match n {
        ConnectionItem::MethodCall(mut m) => /* Handle incoming method call */,
        _ => {},

You can try a similar example by running:

cargo run --example server


This example gets the current version of the Policykit backend.

let c = Connection::get_private(BusType::System).unwrap();
let p = Props::new(&c, "org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1", "/org/freedesktop/PolicyKit1/Authority",
    "org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Authority", 10000);
let v = p.get("BackendVersion").unwrap();

You can try a this example by running:

cargo run --example properties

For an extended example, which also uses non-panicing error handling, see



Apache / MIT dual licensed.

No runtime deps