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PyBossa command line client

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PBS - a PyBossa command line interface

**pbs** is a very simple command line interface to a PyBossa server. It
allows you to create projects, add tasks (from a CSV or JSON file) with
a nice progress bar, delete them and update the project templates
(tutorial, task\_presenter, and descriptions) all from the command line.


pbs is available in Pypi, so you can install the software with pip:

`` `bash pip install pybossa-pbs ``\`

If you have all the dependencies, the package will be installed and you
will be able to use it from the command line. The command is: **pbs**.

If you want to hack on the code, just install it but with the
**--editable** flag after cloning the repository:

`` ` git clone cd pbs virtualenv env source env/bin/activate pip install --editable . ``\`

This will install the pbs package, and you'll be able to modify it,
patch it, etc. If you improve it, please, let us know and share the code
so we can integrate it back ;-)

\#\# Configuring pbs

pbs is very handy when you work with one or two PyBossa servers. The
best way to configure it is creating a simple config file in your home

`` `bash cd ~ vim .pybossa.cfg ``\`

The file should have the following structure:

`` ` [default] server: apikey: yourkey ``\`

If you are working with more servers, add another section below it. For

`` ` [default] server: apikey: yourkey [crowdcrafting] server: apikey: yourkeyincrowdcrafting ``\`

By default pbs will use the credentials of the section default, so you
don't have to type anything to use those values. However, if you want to
do actions in the other server all you have to do is the following:

`` `bash pbs --credentials crowdcrafting --help ``\`

That command will use the values of the crowdcrafting section.

\#\# Creating a project

Creating a project is very simple. All you have to do is create a file
named **project.json** with the following fields:

`` `json { "name": "Flickr Person Finder", "short_name": "flickrperson", "description": "Image pattern recognition", "question": "Do you see a real human face in this photo?" } ``\`

If you use the name **project.json** you will not have to pass the file
name via an argument, as it's the named used by default. Once you have
the file created, run the following command:

`` `bash pbs create_project ``\`

That command should create the project. If you want to see all the
available options, please check the **--help** command:

`` `bash pbs create_project --help ``\`

\#\# Adding tasks to a project

Adding tasks is very simple. You can have your tasks in two formats:

> - JSON
> - CSV

Therefore, adding tasks to your project is as simple as this command:

`` `bash pbs add_tasks --tasks-file tasks_file.json --tasks-type=json ``\`

If you want to see all the available options, please check the
**--help** command:

**NOTE**: By default PyBossa servers use a rate limit for avoiding abuse
of the API. For this reason, you can only do usually 300 requests per
every 15 minutes. If you are going to add more than 300 tasks, pbs will
detect it and warn you, auto-enabling the throttling for you to respect
the limits.

`` `bash pbs add_tasks --help ``\`

\#\# Updating project templates

Now that you have added tasks, you can work in your templates. All you
have to do to add/update the templates to your project is running the
following command:

`` `bash pbs update_project ``\`

That command needs to have in the same folder where you are running it,
the following files:

> - template.html
> - long\
> - tutorial.html

If you want to use another template, you can via arguments:

`` `bash pbs update_project --template /tmp/template.html ``\`

If you want to see all the available options, please check the
**--help** command:

`` `bash pbs update_project --help ``\`

\#\# Deleting tasks from a project

If you need it, you can delete all the tasks from your project, or only
one using its For deleting all the tasks, all you've to do is
run the following command:

`` `pbs pbs delete_tasks ``\`

This command will confirm that you want to delete all the tasks and
associated task\_runs.

If you want to see all the available options, please check the
**--help** command:

`` `bash pbs delete_tasks --help ``\`

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