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A slack bot to listen in on slack channels and notify the channel when a user posts a link that has already been posted.

Based on Botkit.

Features

  • Parses messages for links and checks them for reposts, responds in the channel when a link is reposted with a count of how many times it has been reposted.
  • Keeps track of links on a per channel basis.
  • When DM'ed with a link, will check all channels to see if it has been posted before.
  • On startup, parses the history for channels it is a member of and looks for links it may have missed during any downtime.

Usage

Clone the repo and run:

npm install

token=<SLACK_BOT_TOKEN> node index.js

Where SLACK_BOT_TOKEN is your private bot access token. You can obtain a token by creating a new bot integration at https://my.slack.com/services/new/bot.

Invite the bot to the channel you want it to monitor and get posting.

Logging

Structured logging is provided by Bunyan. Use the bunyan cli tool to parse and display the logs in a more readable format:

token=<SLACK_BOT_TOKEN> node index.js | ./node_modules/bunyan/bin/bunyan

License

Unless otherwise stated, code in this repository is available under the MIT License.

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