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gotify-push - A simple CLI client for the Gotify REST-API

gotify-push is a simple command line client, written in python, that pushes notifications to the awesome Gotify REST-API. It works by setting default values for all required notification parameters, allowing you to override single parameters. This means you don't need to remember the syntax of curl or your server's URL and application tokens. You can even run gotify-push without any parameters to send a predefined notification with default parameters.

Installation

gotify-push requires python3 to run.

First install its dependencies by running:

pip3 install -r requirements.txt

Then copy and rename the gotify-example.yaml file to gotify.yaml. Edit the configuation file to suit your needs and place it in one of the locations described in the configuration section.

Install the script by copying it to a folder in your system's path, such as /usr/local/bin. Feel free to rename the script in this step if you wish to do so.

cp gotify-push /usr/local/bin/.

Make sure that the script is executable for all required users. For example, to make gotify-push executable by all users:

chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/gotify-push

Configuration

The configuration file is a simple YAML file with the following structure:

# Url of the Gotify server (including the protocol to use)
url: 'https://notify.example.com'
# Default notification parameters
default:
  token: '<app_token_here>'
  title: 'Server'
  message: 'Hey! Listen!'
  priority: 10
# Token map to map keys to tokens
tokenMap:
  cron: '<cron_app_token_here>'
  ssh: '<ssh_app_token_here>'

Default config file locations

A configuration file needs to be placed in one of the following locations:

./gotify.yaml
./gotify.yml
~/.gotify.yaml
~/.gotify.yml
~/.gotify-push/gotify.yaml
~/.gotify-push/gotify.yml
~/.config/gotify-push/gotify.yaml
~/.config/gotify-push/gotify.yml
/etc/gotify-push/gotify.yaml
/etc/gotify-push/gotify.yml

Entries that are higher up in this list will overwrite entries below it if multiple configuration files exist.

tokenMap

One feature of gotify-push is the tokenMap defined in the configuration file. This file assigns human readable names (known as keys in gotify-push) to application tokens. This allows you to send notifications to different Gotify apps without having to remember their application tokens.

An entry of the tokenMap looks like this:

ssh: '<ssh_app_token_here>

and can be used like so:

gotify-push -k ssh -t "SSH login" -m "A user has logged in per SSH"

Custom config file location

To load a config file from a custom directory the -c/--config argument may be used:

gotify-push -c /path/to/config-file.yaml

Running gotify-push without a config file

To run gotify-push without a config file the following arguments must be provided:

gotify-push -u https://notify.example.com -a <app_token_here>  -t "Hello" -m "Hello World" -p 10

Usage

  • Running gotify-push with all default values read from a config file is as simple as running:
gotify-push
  • To list all possible arguments use the built-in help function:
gotify-push --help
  • To set a custom title and message:
gotify-push -t "Hello" -m "Hello World"
  • Pipe a message from stdin (notice the - following the -m/--message argument):
echo "Hello World" | gotify-push -t "Hello" -m -
  • Running gotify-push with a different notification priority:
gotify-push -t "Hello" -m "Hello World" -p 10
  • To run gotify-push with a different application token run:
gotify-push -a <app_token_here> -t "Hello" -m "Hello World"

where <app_token_here> is the gotify app token.

  • To use the tokenMap defined in the configuration file run:
gotify-push -k <app_key_here> -t "Hello" -m "Hello World"

where <app_key_here> is the name of the application provided in the configuration file.

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