keep your team under the file upload limit
For free tier memberships, Slack has a limit of 5gb for file uploads, this program wipes out old files.
pip3 install slack-bulkdelete
will create a new command slack-bulkdelete
Create a configuration file with the Slack API token for a personal account that has administrative privileges. (Bot accounts will not work.)
Acquire a WEB API token for the Group Manager account. https://api.slack.com/docs/oauth-test-tokens
The API token is of the form xoxp-nnnnnnnnnn-nnnnnnn-nnnnnnnnn-aaaaaa.
Put the token, in quotes, in $HOME/.slack_api_token or the configuration file you specify on the command line. This file is a json format file, but only has the one entry.
Before letting it run for real, try using –dry-run to see what files will be deleted and saved.
usage: __init__.py [-h] [-C CONFIG_PATH] [-n] [-u USERS] [-a MAX_AGE] [-s MIN_SIZE] [-p] optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -C CONFIG_PATH, --config-path CONFIG_PATH configuration info (default: ~/.slack_api_token) -n, --dry-run just simulate the deletes -u USERS, --user USERS limit delete to user -a MAX_AGE, --max-age MAX_AGE maximum age in days (default: 30) -s MIN_SIZE, --min-size MIN_SIZE minimum size (in kb) of file to delete (default: 200) -p, --pinned include pinned files (you don't want this!)
Python 3 has some issues with Unicode encoding if the LANG environment variable is not set properly before the interepreter executes code. Make sure that LANG is set to a utf-8 encoding such as C.utf-8 or EN_us.utf-8.
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