mmtools - i3 status bar and notification script for Mattermost
mmtools are various tools using the mattermost API.
sudo pip3 install mmtools
This will install mmtols from pypi, including the following required packages:
For dbus-python to build, you need to have the libdbus-1-dev package installed. On debian you can do
sudo apt install libdbus-1-dev
The following tools are included:
mmstatus connects to the mattermost API to get unread messages in all channels. It then outputs a statusbar (usable in i3blocks) of unread messages and exits. Supports private/public/user channels and different coloring on group chats and user chats.
Example configuration for i3blocks:
[mattermost] command=/usr/local/bin/mmstatus separator=true interval=60 signal=12
mmwatch connects to the mattermost websocket API and can display notification on messages and send SIGUSR2 to i3blocks to update statusbar before next interval.
All tools can be configured using both command line arguments and a configuration file.
Use the following command to create the configuration
~/.config/mmtools/config. The same configuration file is used for both tools.
In this file you must specify at least:
# Mattermost server server = <SERVER> # Mattermost user user = <USERNAME> # either password password = <MATTERMOST PASSWORD> # OR pass entry (https://www.passwordstore.org) password-pass-entry = <PASS ENTRY>
User service for
mmwatch can be started as a systemd user service by creating the following file:
with this content:
[Unit] Description=mm watch [Service] ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/mmwatch Restart=always # time to sleep before restarting a service RestartSec=30 [Install] WantedBy=default.target
Enable at login
systemctl --user enable mmwatch
systemctl --user start mmwatch
For local development, execute:
pip3 install -e .
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