apprise man page

apprise — Push Notifications that work with just about every platform!


apprise [options...] service-url...


Apprise allows you to send a notification to almost all of the most popular notification services available to us today such as: Discord, Telegram, Pushbullet, Slack, Twitter, etc.


The Apprise options are as follows:

-b, --body=TEXT

Specify the message body. If no body is specified then content is read from stdin.

-t, --title=TEXT

Specify the message title. This field is complete optional.

-c, --config=CONFIG-URL

Specify one or more configuration locations.

-n, --notification-type=TYPE

Specify the message type (default=info). Possible values are "info", "success", "failure", and "warning".

-T, --theme=THEME

Specify the default theme.

-g, --tag=TAG

Specify one or more tags to filter which services to notify. Use multiple --tag (-g) entries to OR the tags together and comma separated to AND them. If no tags are specified then all services are notified.

-d, --dry-run

Perform a trial run but only prints the notification services to-be triggered to stdout. Notifications are never sent using this mode.

-v, --verbose

The more of these you specify, the more verbose the output is.

-V, --version

Display the apprise version and exit.


Show this message and exit.

Service Urls

There are to many service URL and combinations to list here. It´s best to visit the Apprise GitHub page and see what´s available.


Send a notification to as many servers as you want to specify as you can easily chain them together:

$ apprise -t ´my title´ -b ´my notification body´ \
   ´mailto://´ \

If you don´t specify a --body (-b) then stdin is used allowing you to use the tool as part of your every day administration:

$ cat /proc/cpuinfo | apprise -t ´cpu info´ \

Load in a configuration file which identifies all of your notification service URLs and notify them all:

$ apprise -t ´my title´ -b ´my notification body´ \

Load in a configuration file from a remote server that identifies all of your notification service URLs and only notify the ones tagged as devops.

$ apprise -t ´my title´ -b ´my notification body´ \
   --config=https://localhost/my/apprise/config \
   -t devops


Apprise is written in Python with 100% test coverage; but it still makes it far from perfect since the notification services it talks to change all the time. If you find any bugs, please make them known at:


September 2019