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files.info

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Supported token types:
Expected scopes:

This method returns information about a file in your team.

Arguments

This method has the URL https://slack.com/api/files.info and follows the Slack Web API calling conventions.

Argument Example Required Description
token xxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxx Required

Authentication token bearing required scopes.

file F2147483862 Required

Specify a file by providing its ID.

count 20 Optional, default=100

Number of items to return per page.

page 2 Optional, default=1

Page number of results to return.

Present arguments as parameters in application/x-www-form-urlencoded querystring or POST body. This method does not currently accept application/json.

Response

The response contains a file object, and a list of comment objects followed by paging information.

{
    "ok": true,
    "file": {
        "id" : "F2147483862",
        "timestamp" : 1356032811,

        "name" : "file.htm",
        "title" : "My HTML file",
        "mimetype" : "text\/plain",
        "filetype" : "text",
        "pretty_type": "Text",
        "user" : "U2147483697",

        "mode" : "hosted",
        "editable" : true,
        "is_external": false,
        "external_type": "",

        "size" : 12345,

        "url": "https:\/\/slack-files.com\/files-pub\/T024BE7LD-F024BERPE-09acb6\/1.png",
        "url_download": "https:\/\/slack-files.com\/files-pub\/T024BE7LD-F024BERPE-09acb6\/download\/1.png",
        "url_private": "https:\/\/slack.com\/files-pri\/T024BE7LD-F024BERPE\/1.png",
        "url_private_download": "https:\/\/slack.com\/files-pri\/T024BE7LD-F024BERPE\/download\/1.png",

        "thumb_64": "https:\/\/slack-files.com\/files-tmb\/T024BE7LD-F024BERPE-c66246\/1_64.png",
        "thumb_80": "https:\/\/slack-files.com\/files-tmb\/T024BE7LD-F024BERPE-c66246\/1_80.png",
        "thumb_360": "https:\/\/slack-files.com\/files-tmb\/T024BE7LD-F024BERPE-c66246\/1_360.png",
        "thumb_360_gif": "https:\/\/slack-files.com\/files-tmb\/T024BE7LD-F024BERPE-c66246\/1_360.gif",
        "thumb_360_w": 100,
        "thumb_360_h": 100,

        "permalink": "https:\/\/tinyspeck.slack.com\/files\/cal\/F024BERPE\/1.png",
        "edit_link": "https:\/\/tinyspeck.slack.com\/files\/cal\/F024BERPE\/1.png/edit",
        "preview": "<!DOCTYPE html>\n<html>\n<meta charset='utf-8'>",
        "preview_highlight": "<div class=\"sssh-code\"><div class=\"sssh-line\"><pre><!DOCTYPE html...",
        "lines" : 123,
        "lines_more": 118,

        "is_public": true,
        "public_url_shared": false,
        "channels": ["C024BE7LT", ...],
        "groups": ["G12345", ...],
        "initial_comment": {...},
        "num_stars": 7,
        "is_starred": true
    },
    "comments": [
        {
            "id": "Fc027BN9L9",
            "timestamp": 1356032811,
            "user": "U2147483697",
            "comment": "This is a comment"
        },
        ...
    ],
    "paging": {
        "count": 100,
        "total": 2,
        "page": 1,
        "pages": 0
    }
}

The file object contains information about the uploaded file.

Each comment object in the comments array contains details about a single comment. Comments are returned oldest first.

The paging information contains the count of comments returned, the total number of comments, the page of results returned in this response and the total number of pages available. Please note that the max count value is 1000 and the max page value is 100.

Bot user tokens may use this method to access information about files appearing in the channels they belong to.

Errors

This table lists the expected errors that this method could return. However, other errors can be returned in the case where the service is down or other unexpected factors affect processing. Callers should always check the value of the ok params in the response.

Error Description
file_not_found

Value passed for file was invalid

file_deleted

The requested file has been deleted

not_authed

No authentication token provided.

invalid_auth

Invalid authentication token.

account_inactive

Authentication token is for a deleted user or workspace.

no_permission

The workspace token used in this request does not have the permissions necessary to complete the request.

invalid_arg_name

The method was passed an argument whose name falls outside the bounds of accepted or expected values. This includes very long names and names with non-alphanumeric characters other than _. If you get this error, it is typically an indication that you have made a very malformed API call.

invalid_array_arg

The method was passed a PHP-style array argument (e.g. with a name like foo[7]). These are never valid with the Slack API.

invalid_charset

The method was called via a POST request, but the charset specified in the Content-Type header was invalid. Valid charset names are: utf-8 iso-8859-1.

invalid_form_data

The method was called via a POST request with Content-Type application/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data, but the form data was either missing or syntactically invalid.

invalid_post_type

The method was called via a POST request, but the specified Content-Type was invalid. Valid types are: application/x-www-form-urlencoded multipart/form-data text/plain.

missing_post_type

The method was called via a POST request and included a data payload, but the request did not include a Content-Type header.

team_added_to_org

The workspace associated with your request is currently undergoing migration to an Enterprise Organization. Web API and other platform operations will be intermittently unavailable until the transition is complete.

request_timeout

The method was called via a POST request, but the POST data was either missing or truncated.

Warnings

This table lists the expected warnings that this method will return. However, other warnings can be returned in the case where the service is experiencing unexpected trouble.

Warning Description
missing_charset

The method was called via a POST request, and recommended practice for the specified Content-Type is to include a charset parameter. However, no charset was present. Specifically, non-form-data content types (e.g. text/plain) are the ones for which charset is recommended.

superfluous_charset

The method was called via a POST request, and the specified Content-Type is not defined to understand the charset parameter. However, charset was in fact present. Specifically, form-data content types (e.g. multipart/form-data) are the ones for which charset is superfluous.

Argument Value
token Required Generate tokens to test with here.
file Required
count Optional, default=100
page Optional, default=1
Extra args