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Python wrapper for the Etherpad Lite API
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README.md

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

1 Installation

To install py_etherpad using PIP, add the following line to your requirements.txt file:

-e git+git://github.com/devjones/PyEtherpadLite.git#egg=PyEtherpadLite

2 Preparation

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.

3 Basic usage

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!')

4 More details

See the py_etherpad.py file for further details on the methods and parameters available for the API

5 License

Apache License

6 Credit

This python client was inspired by TomNomNom's php client which can be found at: https://github.com/TomNomNom/etherpad-lite-client

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