Send SMS messages from the command line

gp258-642b685e-49a8-474c-81ff-e899f9427b8b-v2This is, pretty much, my favorite discovery of 2016 so far: a freely-available API to send SMS text messages. Called TextBelt (http://textbelt.com/), it uses the *nix curl command to send a line of text and a specified phone number.

I’ve started to use this with some of my server scripts set up to notify me of critical issues (like running out of space on the /boot partition) and it works like a champ – great for immediate, in-your-face notification of “showstopper” situations.

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