The file platform allows you to store notifications from Home Assistant as a file.

To enable file notifications in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
    platform: file
    filename: FILENAME

Configuration variables:

  • name (Optional): Setting the optional parameter name allows multiple notifiers to be created. The default value is notify. The notifier will bind to the service notify.NOTIFIER_NAME.
  • filename (Required): Name of the file to use. The file will be created if it doesn’t exist and saved in your configuration folder.
  • timestamp (Optional): Setting timestamp to True adds a timestamp to every entry.

To use notifications, please see the getting started with automation page.