LWRP for sending messages to 37signals' Campfire
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This cookbook provides a campfire_msg resource, making it easier for chef recipies to play sounds or send messages to a chat room on the 37signals Campfire service.


Should work on any platform where Chef runs. Tested on Ubuntu.


  • Authentication token for an existing 37signals Campfire account.
  • 'broach' gem (automatically installed by this cookbook's default recipe)


  • subdomain - the subdomain for your Campfire instance (required)
  • room - the name of the room you would like to speak into (requied)
  • token - authentication token for your Campfire account (required)
  • message - the message to speak. If a message is not specified, the name of the campfire_msg resource is used.
  • paste - toggles whether or not to send the message as a monospaced "paste" (defaults to false)
  • play_before - play the specified sound before speaking the message
  • play_after - play the specified sound after speaking the message
  • failure_ok - toggles whether or not to catch the exception if an error is encountered connecting to Campfire (defaults to true)

A list of emoji and sounds available in Campfire can be found here: http://www.emoji-cheat-sheet.com/

Usage examples

    include_recipe 'campfire'
    campfire_msg 'bad news' do
        subdomain 'example'
        room 'Important Stuff'
        token '0xdedbeef0xdedbeef0xdedbeef'
        message "I have some bad news... there was an error: #{some_error}"
        play_after 'trombone'

Change log

  • 0.0.4 - Rewrite to use Broach gem in lieu of Tinder, as Tinder's dependency on ActiveSupport has negative consequences for Chef.
  • 0.0.3 - First public release

License and Author

Author:: Cameron Johnston cameron@rootdown.net

Copyright:: 2012, Cameron Johnston

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at


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