Last day i had to wipe the disk of my vserver and since this can take a long time, i needed a way to get notified when the process is done.
I need an easy notification mechanism from any shell connected to the internet.
The solution i found was the notification api of pushover.net. It provides a very simple api to create Push-Notifications for Android or IOS.
Now how to get notified if the disk shredding is complete?
You could get a small shell script to do the job, but i wanted something that works without hassle on every platform:
I wrote pushovercli in golang.
It’s quite an overkill, but does the job and i do not need to worry if
curl or the correct shell is installed.
First, download the binary that suits your system from the releases list.
Now you’re ready to go:
$ export PUSHOVER_USER=[my user token] $ export PUSHOVER_TOKEN=[my app token] $ shred /dev/sdX && ./pushovercli "Shred complete" || ./pushovercli "Shred failed"