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Send a pushover notification from Bash
#!/bin/bash
# ./pushover.sh -t "Pushover via Bash" -m "Pushover message sent with bash from $(hostname -f)" -p1 -s siren -u http://www.google.com -n "Google"
USER_TOKEN=YOUR_USER_TOKEN_HERE
# YOUR APPS TOKENS / UPPERCASE NAME WITH _TOKEN (usage: "-a monitor" uses MONITOR_TOKEN)
MONITOR_TOKEN=APP_TOKEN
BACKUP_TOKEN=APP_TOKEN
ALERT_TOKEN=APP_TOKEN
APP_LIST="monitor, backup, alert" # FOR USAGE
APP_ID="monitor" # Default app
# v1.7
# 14-03-2018 : - Request send only necessary fields.
# - Added message pipe.
# - Added monospace option.
# - Default monitor name
# 12-03-2018 : Added image attachment.
# 30-01-2016 : Added -getopts- arguments to set retry/expire.
# 23-04-2015 : HTML markup language option.
VERSION=1.7
usage()
{
cat << EOF
usage: $0 options
Send a notification via pushover.
OPTIONS:
-a Application name : "$APP_LIST" (required)
-m Message (required)
-t Title of your notification
-d Send to a specific device name
-p Priority of your message : -2 (Silent), -1 (Quiet), 1 (High), 2 (Emergency)
-s Sound (https://pushover.net/api#sounds)
-i Attach an image (up to 2.5mb)
-u URL Link
-n URL Title
-r Retry (seconds)
-e Expire (seconds)
-f HTML Format
-k Monospace Format
-x Debug
-h Show this message
EOF
}
ARGS=( -F "user=$USER_TOKEN" )
# MESSAGE PIPE
if [ -p /dev/stdin ]
then
MESSAGE=$(</dev/stdin)
ARGS+=( -F "message=$MESSAGE" )
else
MESSAGE=
fi
TITLE="<empty>"
URL="<empty>"
URL_TITLE="untitled"
PRIORITY=0
RETRY=60
EXPIRE=86400
SOUND="pushover"
HTML=0
MONOSPACE=0
DEVICE="all"
IMAGE=
DEBUG=0
while getopts “hfkvt:r:e:u:n:p:s:m:a:d:i:x” OPTION
do
case $OPTION in
t) TITLE=$OPTARG
ARGS+=( -F "title=$TITLE" ) ;;
u) URL=$OPTARG
ARGS+=( -F "url=$URL" ) ;;
n) URL_TITLE=$OPTARG
ARGS+=( -F "url_title=$URL_TITLE" ) ;;
p) PRIORITY=$OPTARG
ARGS+=( -F "priority=$PRIORITY" ) ;;
s) SOUND=$OPTARG
ARGS+=( -F "sound=$SOUND" ) ;;
f) HTML=1
ARGS+=( -F "html=$HTML" ) ;;
k) MONOSPACE=1
ARGS+=( -F "monospace=$MONOSPACE" ) ;;
r) [ ! -z $OPTARG ] && RETRY=$OPTARG ;;
e) [ ! -z $OPTARG ] && EXPIRE=$OPTARG ;;
d) DEVICE=$OPTARG
ARGS+=( -F "device=$DEVICE" ) ;;
i) IMAGE="$OPTARG"
ARGS+=( -F "attachment=@${IMAGE}" ) ;;
a)
APP_ID="$OPTARG"
;;
m)
if [[ -z $MESSAGE ]]
then
MESSAGE=$OPTARG
ARGS+=( -F "message=$MESSAGE" )
fi
;;
v) echo "Pushover shell script version ${VERSION}" && exit 1 ;;
x) DEBUG=1 ;;
:) echo "Option -$OPTARG requires an argument." >&2; exit 1 ;;
h) usage; exit 1 ;;
?) usage; exit ;;
esac
done
# APP TOKEN
if [[ ! -z $APP_ID ]]
then
APP_ID=`echo $APP_ID | tr '[:lower:]' '[:upper:]'`
APP_NAME="${APP_ID}_TOKEN"
APP_TOKEN="${!APP_NAME}"
ARGS+=( -F "token=$APP_TOKEN" )
fi
# EMERGENCY PRIORITY
if [[ $PRIORITY == 2 ]]
then
ARGS+=( -F "retry=$RETRY" )
ARGS+=( -F "expire=$EXPIRE" )
fi
# REQUIRED FIELDS
if [[ -z $MESSAGE ]] || [[ -z $APP_TOKEN ]]
then
echo -e "\n\\033[31mMessage and Application token are required.\\033[0m"
usage
exit 1
fi
# DEBUG PRINT
if [[ $DEBUG == 1 ]]
then
echo "TITLE ...... $TITLE"
echo "DEVICE ..... $DEVICE"
echo "URL ........ ${URL} (${URL_TITLE})"
echo "FORMAT ..... HTML ${HTML} MONOSPACE ${MONOSPACE}"
echo "APP ........ ID:${APP_ID} TOKEN:${APP_TOKEN}"
echo "PRIORITY ... $PRIORITY"
if [[ $PRIORITY == 2 ]]
then
echo "RETRY ...... $RETRY"
echo "EXPIRE ..... $EXPIRE"
fi
echo "SOUND ...... $SOUND"
echo "IMAGE ..... $IMAGE"
echo "MESSAGE -----------------------------------------"
echo "${MESSAGE}"
echo "-------------------------------------------------"
exit 0
fi
# SEND NOTIFICATION
curl -s "${ARGS[@]}" https://api.pushover.net/1/messages.json
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MikeFalcor commented Oct 19, 2021

Sure thing! The command I was trying to send through looked like this:

pushover -m "($runcount/$totalcount) Encode completed!"$'\n'"$i"$'\n'"Elapsed: $runtime"

$runcount is numerical (i.e. "9")
$totalcount is numerical (i.e. "40")
$i is a filename string (i.e. "The Matrix (1999).mkv")
$runtime is a calculated elapsed time string (i.e. "1h 37m 22s")

It failed every single time until I moved the leading parenthesis and ONLY started the pushover message with an alphanumeric character (0-9,a-z, A-Z).

Once I figured out it was barfing on the parenthesis, I reworded to include the $runcount and $totalcount AFTER some text, but still enclosed in parentheses - No issues whatsoever.

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MikeFalcor commented Oct 19, 2021

Oh. I should also mention that I tried a few ways to escape the parenthesis as well...all failed.

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