This python api enables easy interaction with the Etherpad Lite API. Etherpad Lite is a collaborative editor provided by the Etherpad Foundation. http://etherpad.org
To install py_etherpad using PIP, add the following line to your requirements.txt file:
If you are using a self hosted Etherpad Lite server, you will need to specify an API Key after installation before using the API. (See https://github.com/Pita/etherpad-lite for installation details).
Your secret api key should be placed in the base installation (etherpad-client folder) in a text file named APIKEY.txt. Many linux text editors automatically create an extra newline character at the end of the file, so I recommend simply executing the following command to set your api key without a newline character:
echo -n "myapikey" > APIKEY.txt
Once you have created the APIKEY.txt file, you will need to edit the py_etherpad.py wrapper to set your API key. Edit the 'apiKey' variable and set it to the same key as defined in your APIKEY.txt file.
from py_etherpad import EtherpadLiteClient myPad = EtherpadLiteClient('EtherpadFTW','http://beta.etherpad.org/api') #Change the text of the etherpad myPad.setText('testPad','New text from the python wrapper!')
See the py_etherpad.py file for further details on the methods and parameters available for the API
This python client was inspired by TomNomNom's php client which can be found at: https://github.com/TomNomNom/etherpad-lite-client