# General usage tips¶

This section will highlight some Mattermost integrations that we thing will be helpful to administrators.

## Sending (automatic) messages to Mattermost¶

Mattersend is a nice small utility for sending messages from the Linux commandline into Mattermost. It can for example be used to send notifications about system upgrades or notify you about cron-jobs.

### Installation of mattersend¶

Mattersend can easily be installed through the pip command:

pip3 install mattersend


## Easily access existing scripts via Slash commands and Webhooks¶

webhook is a lightweight tool written in Go, that allows you to easily create HTTP endpoints (hooks) on your server, which you can use to execute configured commands.

Starting with Debian Stretch packages for webhook are available directly from the Debian repositories, for other Distributions prebuilt Go binaries are available.