NAME

App::TimeTracker::Command::TellRemote - App::TimeTracker plugin for telling generic remotes

VERSION

version 3.001

DESCRIPTION

We use an internal IRC channel for internal communication. And we all want (need) to know what other team members are currently doing. This plugin helps us making sharing this information easy. Update: We moved to a matrix chat, and this plugin still works..

After running some commands, this plugin prepares a short message and sends it (together with an authentification token) to a small webserver-cum-irc-bot (Bot::FromHTTP, not yet on CPAN, but basically just a slightly customized/enhanced pastebin).

In fact, you can post the message to any Webhook, eg Net::Matrix::Webhook

The messages is transfered as a GET-Request like this:

  http://yourserver/?message=some message&token=a58875d576e8c09a...

CONFIGURATION

plugins

add TellRemote to your list of plugins

tell_remote

add a hash named tell_remote, containing the following keys:

url

The URL where the webhook is running. Might also contain a special port number (http://ircbox.vpn.yourcompany.com:9090)

secret

An optional shared secret used to calculate the authentification token. The token is calculated like this:

  my $token = Digest::SHA::sha1_hex($message, $secret);

If no secret is used, no token added to the request to the webhook

NEW COMMANDS

none

CHANGES TO OTHER COMMANDS

start, stop, continue

After running the respective command, a message is sent to the remote that could for example post the message to IRC.

New Options

--tell_remote

Defaults to true, but you can use:

    ~/perl/Your-Secret-Project$ tracker start --no_tell_remote

to not send a message

AUTHOR

Thomas Klausner <domm@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2014 - 2019 by Thomas Klausner.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.