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A Podcast downloader

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# Podd: a CLI podcatcher

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If you're anything like me, you listen to a lot of podcasts. I like to archive all of my favorites on my home server,
where I serve them to all my various devices via Plex. I looked around for a podcatcher that would manage my podcasts
and could be run as a cron job, but I didn't find anything that really met my needs. So I decided to write my own.

Podd uses [feedparser]( to parse RSS feeds, a sqlite3 database to store
subscription info, and [mutagen]( for basic tagging functionality, plus it
sends you an email letting you know which episodes were downloaded, along with a summary of each episode.

## Installation
#### PYPI
`pip install podd`

#### Github
1. `git clone`
2. `cd Podd`
3. `pip3 install -r requirements.txt` to install dependencies.
4. Configure ``
* I use a spare Gmail account to send the notification email messages, if you plan on doing the same, the `host`
and `port` values are fine. Using app-specific passwords like I'm doing here is a bit of a security risk, which is
why I recommend not using your main Gmail account. If you want to go this route, you'll need to enable
[app-specific passwords]( Note: the password is stored in
the OS keyring.
* By default, `database` setting places the sqlite database in the same directory as ``. If you want to
put it someplace else, just change that line to where you want it to be.

### Requirements
* Python 3.6+ (F-strings are the bomb!)
* Some *nix flavor. It runs on the latest version of MacOS and Ubuntu with no problems, but I lack a working windows
installation to test. If you want to port it, go nuts.

## Usage

In your terminal of choice, enter `python3` followed by one of the following switches:

| Argument | Description |
| --- | --- |
| `--help` | Print help menu |
| `version` | Prints version number |
| `download` | Run download routine |
| `email` | Run email credential storage routine. Password is stored in OS keyring.|
| `ls` | Print list of subscriptions |
| `add [--all] [--file] $FEED` | Subscribe to podcast with an rss feed url. If `--all` is specified, then all
available episodes will be downloaded when `download` command is run. If `--file` is set, `$FEED` will be treated as
a file with a single RSS feed URL per line and `podd` will attempt to add each line as a separate RSS feed URL.|
| `remove` | Display the deletion menu |
| `directory $DIR` | Set download directory. The default download directory is `$HOME/Podcasts` |
| `options` | Prints currently set options |

##### License
GPL v2.0, see LICENSE.txt

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