A web application that watches a class at Rutgers and notifies you when it opens up.
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THE SNIPER REPO HAS MOVED TO https://github.com/Rui-Zhang1997/sniper


Sniper is an application that interfaces with the Rutgers Schedule of Classes and notifies users via email/text when a course opens up.

It uses

You can check out the live version if you want to simply use its functionality


You can setup an instance of sniper on your own Linux machine.

  1. Start by setting up a python virtualenv
  2. Install the python packages in requirements.txt by running pip install -r requirements.txt.
  3. Create a db/ directory in the sniper folder (alongside app.py).
  4. Create empty database tables by running python -c "from models import db; db.create_all()"
  5. Copy secrets-example.py to secrets.py. Edit the mail_username and mail_password fields to your SendGrid account details (if you want sniper to send you email).
  6. Run app.py python app.py. You should be able to visit http://localhost:5000/ and input a class to snipe.

When you input a snipe, you should see it under db/production.db in the user and snipe tables.

If you run cron.py (python cron.py), all the courses in the database will be checked and the corresponding users will be notified if the class is open. You can run cron.py in a cronjob to automatically check for course openings.

Example: Put */15 * * * * /path/to/virtualenv/bin/python cron.py into crontab -e to automatically check for openings every 15 minutes.