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Alex Rupérez

Published: 04 Feb 08:36
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A collection of useful GitHub Actions
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GitHub Actions

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This is a collection of GitHub Actions that I thought might be useful to others. There aren't many for now, but any general actions I create will get stored here.

Home Assistant Command

This action allows you to make a service call to your Home Assistant instance. Blink a light when a deploy is done, set your lights to green when CI goes green, lock your front door until the deploy is complete.

Of course you want to incorporate your smart devices into your GitHub workflow!


action "Flash office lights" {
  uses = "maddox/actions/home-assistant@master"
  secrets = ["HASS_HOST", "HASS_TOKEN"]
  env = {
    SERVICE_DATA = "{\n  \"entity_id\": \"\",\n  \"flash\": \"short\"\n}"
    DOMAIN = "light"
    SERVICE = "turn_on"


This action will run the provided argument as a command on your $HOST via SSH.


action "Run deploy script" {
  uses = "maddox/actions/ssh@master"
  args = "/opt/deploy/run"
  secrets = [


This action will simply call sleep for N seconds in case you need a little padding in your workflow.


action "Sleep" {
  uses = "maddox/actions/sleep@master"
  args = "15"

Wait for 200

This action will simply check that a URL is returning a 200 HTTP status code before completing. You have the option to set how many seconds between checks and how many tries before it exits in failure.


action "Wait for 200" {
  uses = "maddox/actions/wait-for-200@master"
  env = {
    URL = ""
    MAX_TRIES = "20"

Pushover Notifications

This action allows you to send yourself a push notification via

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action "Notify Completion" {
  uses = "maddox/actions/pushover@master"
  secrets = ["APP_TOKEN", "USER_KEY"]
  env = {
    TITLE = "Build Complete"
    MESSAGE = "Your container has been built and verified."
    URL = ""
    URL_TITLE = "Build Details"
    SOUND = "magic"
    PRIORITY = "1"


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