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report output of command to slack channel

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= slack-report

Report the results of executing the specified command to Slack.


== Use

The basic interface of `slack-report` is the same as `sudo`, `time`, `watch`, _etc._:

slack-report COMMAND

Any executable command, as well as its arguments, are accepted, and executed.

For example:

slack-report --channel=ops --title="uptime report" time annotate ./tps-reports.sh

The above would execute `time` (most likely `/usr/bin/time`), passing it the arguments `annotate ./tps-reports.sh` (such that these would be executed as well). The resulting standard output and error would be uploaded to Slack, and shared in the "ops" channel, with the title: "uptime report."

For the complete interface, consult `slack-report --help`.


== Installation

`slack-report` is available from https://pypi.org/project/slack-report/[PyPI] and https://github.com/dssg/slack-report[GitHub].

To install via `pip`:

pip install slack-report


== Configuration

In addition to its command flags, `slack-report` may be configured via the shell/process environment.

A Slack API token is *required*. This may be provided either via command flag `--token` or environment variable `SLACK_API_TOKEN`.

The API token requires permission:

* to post the results file: `files:write`
* to look up requested channels by name: `channels.read`


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