Pushover CLI written with Go.
f0904daa — Hakan Bayindir 5 months ago
feat: Add image attachment support.
65c2cb0a — Hakan Bayindir 5 months ago
feat: Read file to memory as a byte array.
5d06036c — Hakan Bayindir 5 months ago
feat: Continue implementing image attachments.



You can also use your local clone with git send-email.

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#nudge - A Pushover CLI

Current state: Beta. Can be used reliably to send messages daily, most things are stable now. Most of the Pushover 4.0 features are supported.

Current version: v0.6.0

nudge provides a small command line tool to send push notifications over Pushover. It aims to provide a simple and composable tool to send push notifications.

#What's New

  • Image attachment support. Can attach JPEG, PNG and WEBP images up to 2.5MBs.
  • Internal improvements and refactoring.

For older changes, please refer to release notes or changelog for even more detailed history.


After cloning the repository, going to src/ folder and running go build nudge.go should do.


You need two keys for Nudge to function. An API key and a User key.

Important: The keys should be placed in nudge.conf file. See file contents for guidance.

The configuration file (nudge.conf) is searched in the following places, in the order given below:

  • . (Current directory where user is in)
  • ~/.config/nudge.conf
  • /etc/nudge.conf
  • $CURRENT_WORKING_DIRECTORY/conf (a conf directory where nudge binary is)
  • $CURRENT_WORKING_DIRECTORY (nudge.conf in the same directory with nudge binary)

The first found file takes precedence over the rest, even if they're present. Unless the file location is overriden via flags and no configuration file is found in any of the given locations, nudge throws an error and exits.

You can use src/conf/nudge.conf.example file as a template. File format is TOML.


Running nudge is simple. Considering your files are in the correct places (see nudge -help for defaults), it's simply:

nudge "Hello, world!"

alternatively, you can integrate nudge to your pipelines (since v0.5.0):

echo "Hello, world!" | nudge

Message titles are set to sender's hostname by default, but can be changed. Message will be sent to all devices registered to that user, with default sound and priority. These can be changed, too.

Current options are as follows:

Usage: nudge [OPTIONS] message
  -attach_image string
        Attach an image to your notification.
  -config_path string
        Define or override configuration file path.
  -devices string
        List of devices to be notified. Separate multiple devices with ','. (default "all")
        Simulate sending a notification.
  -expire int
        Seconds before giving-up re-sending notifications (for priority 2 only). (default 1800)
        Enable HTML formatting in notifications.
  -log_level string
        Change the logging level. (default "warn")
  -priority int
        Adjust notification priority. Between -2 and 2. (default 0)
  -retry_interval int
        Seconds between notification re-sends (for priortity 2 only). (default 30)
  -sound string
        Set notification sound.
  -title string
        Notification title. Hostname is used if omitted. (default "temple")
  -ttl int
        Seconds before the notification removed from devices automatically (ignored if priority is 2).
  -url string
        An optional URL to attach to the notification.
  -url_title string
        An optional title for URL to send.
        Print version and exit.

#Known Issues

  • Not all features provided by Pushover is implemented (image attachments, priority 2 message status tracking, and possibly others)


  • 0.7.0: Ability to query Pushover for available recipients.

#Other Details

nudge is written in Go and licensed with GNU/GPLv3 or later. The project uses Semantic Versioning and Conventional Commits.

This project is a part of Very Alpha Technologies ecosystem.