Send Slack Message Using Cron

Send a message to a Slack channel every minute using cron.

If run with flowpipe server, this mod will send a message to slack every minute.


Download and install Flowpipe ( Or use Brew:

brew tap turbot/tap
brew install flowpipe


git clone
cd messaging/send_slack_message_using_cron

Install mod dependencies:

flowpipe mod install


By default, the following environment variables will be used for authentication:


You can also create credential resources in configuration files:

vi ~/.flowpipe/config/slack.fpc
credential "slack" "default" {
token = "xoxp-12345-..."

For more information on credentials in Flowpipe, please see Managing Credentials.


Run the pipeline to send a message immediately:

flowpipe pipeline run send_slack_message_using_cron --arg channel=CH1234FEW --arg text="Hello"

To send a message at the scheduled time, start the Flowpipe server:

flowpipe server

Once started, Flowpipe will run the pipeline automatically at the scheduled time.


To avoid entering variable values when running the pipeline or starting the server, you can set variable values:

cp flowpipe.fpvars.example flowpipe.fpvars
vi flowpipe.fpvars
# Required
channel = "CH1234FEW"
text = "Hello!"
# Optional
# slack_cred = "non_default_cred"