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Sends messages to slack's incoming webhooks via CLI

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


usage: slacksend [-h] [-V] [-C CONFIG] [-c CHANNEL] [-U URL] [-u USERNAME]
                 [-i ICON]

Sends messages to slack's incoming webhooks via CLI

positional arguments:
  message               The message to send. If not specified it will be read
                        from STDIN

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
  -c CHANNEL, --channel CHANNEL
                        Send to this channel
  -U URL, --url URL     Slack webhook URL
  -u USERNAME, --username USERNAME
  -i ICON, --icon ICON  Icon

Configuration file

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

This is an example of a configuration file for slacksend:

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

Example usage

echo "Hello world!" | slacksend -U
slacksend -U "Hello world!"


Copyright (c) 2014 Massimiliano Torromeo

slacksend 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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