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A simple CLI program that spits out caller ID name information given a phone number.

Project Description

A simple CLI program that spits out caller ID name information given a phone number. This CLI app uses [opencnam](http://www.opencnam.com “opencnam”) as a backend.

## Installation

Install from PyPi using [pip](http://www.pip-installer.org/en/latest/), a package manager for Python.

$ pip install cnam

Don’t have pip installed? Try installing it, by running this from the command line:

$ curl https://raw.github.com/pypa/pip/master/contrib/get-pip.py | python

Or, you can [download the source code (ZIP)](https://github.com/telephonyresearch/cnam/zipball/master “cnam source code”) for cnam, and then run:

$ python setup.py install

You may need to run the above commands with sudo.

## Usage

Using cnam is easy. Just run the following from the command line:

$ cnam 2024561111 US GOVERNMENT

cnam will take any 10-digit phone number as input. The way the input algorithm works, cnam will strip any non-numeric characters out of the input and attempt to lookup that number (assuming it is 10-digits in length).

So if you do:

$ cnam abc2024561111abc

You’ll still get:

US GOVERNMENT

## Limits

The [opencnam](http://www.opencnam.com “opencnam”) API we use as a backend limits you to no more than 60 requests per minute (using their free tier). When they release a paid API, you’ll have the option of specifying API creds in a ~/.cnam file if you’d like to make unlimited requests.

## Changelog

v0.2: 2-12-2012

  • Adding support for phone numbers with spaces on the CLI. Default behavior is to concatenate all CLI input and treating it as a single phone number.
  • Adding support for numbers with a prefix of ‘1’. While the [opencnam](http://www.opencnam.com “opencnam”) API only supports 10-digit phone numbers, we now support them. This allows easy integration for phone systems.

v0.1: 2-9-2012

Initial release!

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