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Reddit bot that parses rising posts with parent comments as youtube url & child replies as timestamps to create grand child comments of timestamped youtube url link.

Ran as a cron job every 1 hour.

Steps to Run (on linux server)

  1. cp sample-config.ini config.ini & configure your bot.
  2. which python & replace shebang line#1 of with the python path. [Python3 recommended]
  3. pip install -r requirements.txt to install python dependencies.
  4. crontab -e & add as cronjob at the end of file with following format:

0 * * * * cd <absolute-path-to-repo>;<> >> <aboluste-path-to-cron.log> 2>&1

Example: 0 * * * * cd /var/www/timestamp_bot;/var/www/timestamp_bot/ >> /var/www/timestamp_bot/cron.log 2>&1


  1. cat /var/log/syslog | grep cron to check if cron job is running fine.
  2. cat cron.log to check for errors from bot/reddit server.
  3. cat timestamp_bot_log.log to check bot process/logs.


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