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    node-slack

    A node module for sending and receiving messages with Slack via webhooks.

    Slack is a messaging platform that is easy to integrate with. This module should be useful for creating various integrations with Slack, such as chat bots!

    Install Slack

    node-slack is available via npm:

    npm install node-slack
    

    Get your hook_url from the Slack Incoming Webhooks Integration page.

    var Slack = require('node-slack');
    var slack = new Slack(hook_url,options);
    

    If your system requires that requests be made through an HTTP or HTTPS proxy, you can either set an environment variables https_proxy and http_proxy, or pass in the optional third option:

    var slack = new Slack(hook_url,{proxy: http_proxy});
    

    To send a message, call slack.send:

    slack.send({
        text: 'Howdy!',
        channel: '#foo',
        username: 'Bot'
    });
    

    You can also specify an emoji icon, a url to a custom icon, attachments, and any of the other options listed here.

    slack.send({
        text: 'Howdy!',
        channel: '#foo',
        username: 'Bot',
        icon_emoji: 'taco',
        attachments: attachment_array,
        unfurl_links: true,
        link_names: 1
    });
    

    To respond to an outgoing webhook from slack, pass the information from the webhook into slack.respond, along with a callback function responsible for returning a response.

    From inside an Express.js route, this is as easy as passing in req.body:

    app.post('/yesman',function(req,res) {
    
        var reply = slack.respond(req.body,function(hook) {
    
            return {
                text: 'Good point, ' + hook.user_name,
                username: 'Bot'
            };
    
        });
    
        res.json(reply);
    
    });
    
    

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    Install

    npm i node-slack

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    18,950

    Version

    0.0.7

    License

    BSD

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