Extract subscribers and live users count of a list of subreddit defined in a csv file or a sqlite database.
- working praw config in ~/.config/ (see praw.ini_sample for an example)
Installation in a virtualenv with pipenv (recommended) :
pipenv install '-e .'
Installation in the system-wide environment :
python setup.py install
Installation in the systemd-wide environment with pip :
pip install .
Given a simple txt file subreddit_list.txt
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You can then call (depending on the backend you want) :
subreddit_tracker -f subreddit_list.txt -b csv subreddit_tracker -f subreddit_list.txt -b sqlite
Systemd services and their respective timers are provided in the systemd-service/ folder.
You will have to change the service files to launch the script in another directory or to launch it with other options (by default the service files launch the script in a pipenv virtualenv located in the same directory as the script).
The timer is set to launch the script every 10 minutes.
After copying the service and timer files in ~/.config/systemd/user/, you can launch the timer with :
systemctl --user daemon-reload systemctl --user enable --now subreddit_tracker.timer systemctl --user enable --now subreddit_tracker_sqlite.timer
usage: subreddit_tracker [-h] [--debug] [-f FILE] [-n NB_THREADS] [-b BACKEND] Extract subscribers and live users count of a list of subreddit defined in a text file. optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit --debug Display debugging information -f FILE, --file FILE File containing the subreddits (Default : sample file containing popular subreddits) -n NB_THREADS, --nb_threads NB_THREADS Number of threads to use. Be sure to have corresponding entries in your praw.ini file (reddit_bot_1... reddit_bot_N). -b BACKEND, --backend BACKEND Backend to store the extracted data (sqlite or csv, Default : csv).
You can use several threads with the -n/--nb_threads argument. Be sure to have corresponding entries in your praw.ini file with different accounts under [reddit_bot_2], [reddit_bot_3], ... headings.
The subreddit list will be divided into N sublists. Each of those will be extracted with a separate reddit account to make things faster.