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Slack bot for posting dank memes from Reddit

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A Slack Bot that scrapes memes from subreddits and posts them to slack

Steps to run

Clone into directory

cd /opt
sudo mkdir dankbot && sudo chown <user>:<user> dankbot
git clone

Setup INI file

cd /opt/dankbot
cp dankbot/dankbot.ini.sample dankbot/dankbot.ini

Edit the INI file to fill in the missing token, username, and password fields:

(.venv35)➜  dankbot git:(master) ✗ cat dankbot/dankbot.ini.sample
token: <put here>
channel: #random

subreddits: dankmemes, fishpost, me_irl, 4chan

client_id: <client_id>
client_secret: <client Secret>

database: <db>
username: <username>
password: <password>

include_nsfw: <boolean>
max_memes: 3

Create and activate a virtual environment

cd /opt/dankbot
virtualenv --python=`which python3` env
source env/bin/activate

Install the python package

cd /opt/dankbot
source env/bin/activate
pip install -e .

Create logging folder

sudo mkdir /var/log/dankbot
sudo chown <user> /var/log/dankbot

Add an entry to your crontab

Edit the crontab with your favorite editor

sudo vi /etc/crontab

And add an entry like so:

# /etc/crontab: system-wide crontab
# Unlike any other crontab you don't have to run the 'crontab'
# command to install the new version when you edit this file
# and files in /etc/cron.d. These files also have username fields,
# that none of the other crontabs do.


# m h dom mon dow usernamecommand
*/5 09-17 * * 1-5 root cd /opt/dankbot && source env/bin/activate && dankbot .

This will run dankbot once every 5 minutes, Monday to Friday, between 9 AM and 5 PM CST

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