and 1 contributors


ibapi-config - Command-line InteractiveBrokers API configuration info utility


    $ ibapi-config OPTION


This tool, as part of the Alien::InteractiveBrokers distribution, is for convenient printing of the installed IB API locations, for use in Makefiles, shell scripts, etc.

It prints several useful options, and is used extensively during the build process of Finance::InteractiveBrokers::SWIG.



Print the base path of the IBJts directory.


Print a list of -I include directives.


Print the path of the jtsclient.jar file, for the Java CLASSPATH var.


Print the version of the installed IB API (not this program).

--help | --?

Show a brief help message.







The POE documentation, POE::Kernel, POE::Session - All about the Perl Object Environment (POE) - The InteractiveBrokers website - The IB API documentation

The examples/ directory of this module's distribution


Jason McManus, <infidel at>


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-alien-interactivebrokers at, or through the web interface at The authors will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as changes are made.

If you are sending a bug report, please include:

  • Your OS type, version, Perl version, and other similar information.

  • The version of Alien::InteractiveBrokers you are using.

  • The version of the InteractiveBrokers API you are using.

  • If possible, a minimal test script which demonstrates your problem.


You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Alien::InteractiveBrokers

You can also look for information at:


Copyright (c) 2010-2012 Jason McManus

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

See for more information.

The authors are not associated with InteractiveBrokers, and as such, take no responsibility or provide no warranty for your use of this module or the InteractiveBrokers service. You do so at your own responsibility. No warranty for any purpose is either expressed or implied by your use of this module suite.

The data from InteractiveBrokers are under an entirely separate license that varies according to exchange rules, etc. It is your responsibility to follow the InteractiveBrokers and exchange license agreements with the data.