fairchild / slack-post

Posts messages to Slack.

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Just a simple thing to post messages to your Slack rooms.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'slack-post'

And then execute:

$ bundle install



require 'slack/post'
  subdomain: 'myslack',
  token: 'abc1234567890def',
  username: 'roboto, mr.'
Slack::Post.post "Domo arigato.", '#general'


slack-post supports message attachments per Slack's Attachment specification.

Use Slack::Post.post_with_attachments to send a message with any number of attachments:

attachments = [
      fallback: "Required text summary...",
      text: "Optional text that should appear within the attachment",
      pretext: "Optional text that should appear above the formatted data",
      color: "#36a64f",
      fields: [
              title: "Required Field Title",
              value: "Text value of the field.",
              short: false

Slack::Post.post_with_attachments "Domo arigato.", attachments, '#general'

slack-post Command

slack-post comes with a slack-post command so you can send messages from the command line:

$ slack-post
Missing options: subdomain, message
Usage: slack-post [options]
    -s, --subdomain [SUBDOMAIN]      Your slack subdomain
    -m, --message [MESSAGE]          Your message
    -r, --room [ROOM]                The slack room where the message should go (without '#', default 'general')
    -u, --username [USERNAME]        The username, default 'slackbot'
    -f, --config-file [CONFIGFILE]   The configuration file with token or set SLACK_TOKEN environment variable

$ SLACK_TOKEN="1asbcdsdfpoiej2" slack-post -s foo -r random -m "line1\nline2"

If SLACK_TOKEN isn't set, slack-post tries to read it from ~/.slack.conf or from the file defined with --config-file.

$ cat ~/.slack.conf
token: "1asbcdsdfpoiej2"


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


Posts messages to Slack.

License:MIT License


Language:Ruby 100.0%