PRAWtools is a collection of tools that utilize reddit's API through PRAW. PRAWtools is currently made up of three utillities:
sudo apt-get install python-setuptools sudo easy_install pip sudo pip install prawtools
Arch Linux installation
sudo pacman -S python-pip sudo easy_install pip sudo pip install prawtools
Mac OS X installation
sudo easy_install pip sudo pip install prawtools
modutils is a tool to assist reddit community moderators in moderating their community. At present, it is mostly useful for automatically building flair templates from existing user flair, however, it can also be used to quickly list banned users, contributors, and moderators.
Note: all examples require you to be a moderator for the subreddit
List banned users for subreddit foo
modutils -l banned foo
Get current flair for subreddit bar
modutils -f bar
Synchronize flair templates with existing flair for subreddit baz, building non-editable templates for any flair whose flair-text is common among at least 2 users.
modutils --sync --ignore-css --limit=2 baz
Send a message to approved submitters of subreddit blah. You will be prompted for the message, and asked to verify prior to sending the messages.
modutils --message contributors --subject "The message subject" blah
reddit_alert will notify you when certain keywords are used in comments. For instance, to be notified whenever your username is mentioned you might run it as:
You can receive multiple alerts by specifying multiple keywords separated by spaces. If you want to be alerted for keyphrases (those containing spaces) you must put quotes around the term:
reddit_alert bboe praw "reddit api"
By default reddit_alert will only provide links to the same terminal screen (or
command prompt) it's running in. To be notified via a reddit message specify
-m USER option:
reddit_alert -m bboe bboe praw "reddit_api"
When using the
-m USER you will be prompted to login.
By default comments from all subreddits are considered. If you want to
restrict the notifications to only a few subreddits use one or more
-s SUBREDDIT options:
reddit_alert -m bboe -s redditdev -s learnpython bboe praw "reddit_api"
Finally, you may want to ignore notifications from certain users. You can use
-I USER option to ignore comments from a certain user:
reddit_alert -m bboe -I bizarrobboe bboe
To see a complete set of available options run:
subreddit_stats is a tool to provide basic statistics on a subreddit. To see the what sort of output subreddit stats generates check out /r/subreddit_stats.
The tool will only analyze up to 1,000 submissions.
In order to run subreddit_stats you will need to create a
praw.ini file in
the same directory that you run the scripts in. This file should look like:
[DEFAULT] client_id: XXX client_secret: XXX password: XXX username: XXX
Generate stats for subreddit foo for the last 30 days.
subreddit_stats foo 30
Passing a number,
N, as the second argument will get all submissions from the
last N days, but will ignore submissions from the most recent 24 hours. As a
result, you may experience messages like "No submissions found". To analyze the
top submissions made within the last month run:
subreddit_stats foo month
Similarly, to analyze the top submissions to foo over the last year, run:
subreddit_stats foo year
To see other possible options