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Library and CLI utility to send messages to mattermost's incoming webhooks

Project description

CLI tool to send messages to the Incoming webhook of mattermost (


usage: mattersend [-h] [-V] [-C CONFIG] [-s SECTION] [-c CHANNEL] [-U URL]
                  [-u USERNAME] [-i ICON] [-t [DIALECT] | -y SYNTAX] [-n]
                  [-f FILE]

Sends messages to mattermost's incoming webhooks via CLI

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -V, --version         show program's version number and exit
  -C CONFIG, --config CONFIG
                        Use a different configuration file
  -s SECTION, --section SECTION
                        Configuration file section
  -c CHANNEL, --channel CHANNEL
                        Send to this channel or @username
  -U URL, --url URL     Mattermost webhook URL
  -u USERNAME, --username USERNAME
  -i ICON, --icon ICON  Icon
  -t [DIALECT], --tabular [DIALECT]
                        Parse input as CSV and format it as a table (DIALECT
                        can be one of sniff, excel, excel-tab, unix)
  -y SYNTAX, --syntax SYNTAX
  -n, --dry-run, --just-print
                        Don't send, just print the payload
  -f FILE, --file FILE  Read content from FILE. If - reads from standard input
                        (DEFAULT: -)

Configuration file

The only required option to start sending messages to mattermost is the webhook url. You can either set this in a configurations file (globally in /etc/mattersend.conf or locally in $HOME/.mattersend.conf) or specify it on the CLI with the –url argument.

You can have multiple sections to override DEFAULT settings and later select them from the CLI with the –section argument.

This is an example of a configuration file for mattersend:

url =
icon = :ghost:
username = This is a bot
channel = @myself

icon = :angry:
username = AngryBot

Example usage

echo "Hello world!" | mattersend -U

# you can omit -U with mattersend.conf
echo "Hello world!" | mattersend

# send file content
mattersend -f todo.txt

# table data
echo -e "ABC;DEF;GHI\nfoo;bar;baz" | mattersend -t


Copyright (c) 2016 Massimiliano Torromeo

mattersend is free software released under the terms of the BSD license.

See the LICENSE file provided with the source distribution for full details.


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