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A command-line utility for exporting an Rdio collection.

Project description

This exporter can be used to backup the collection of an Rdio user. It includes a command-line utility script and a library for bundling into your own applications. The command-line utility will output results to stdout by default.

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  • requests
  • requests_oauthlib


$ pip install python-rdio-export


You’ll need to acquire API credentials from the Rdio developer site.

When using the command-line utility you can authenticate with Rdio one of three ways.

First, by providing your credentials to the command-line utility directly:

$ rdio-export --user twaddington --id your_client_id --secret your_client_secret

You can also (optionally) provide your Rdio credentials via two environment variables:

$ export RDIO_CLIENT_ID=your_client_id
$ export RDIO_CLIENT_SECRET=your_client_secret

You can also (optionally) provide your Rdio credentials via a global config file located in ~/.rdioconfig with the format:

Note: Credentials are parsed in the order listed above. For example, the script will first attempt to use credentials provided via the --id and --secret arguments. Next, credentials will be loaded from the environment variables. Finally, the config file will be examined for credentials.


Note: Results will be printed to stdout by default.

Export by username:

$ rdio-export --user twaddington

Export by email:

$ rdio-export --email

Export to a file:

$ rdio-export --user twaddington > rdio-backup.txt

Bug reports

If you encounter any issues, please open a new issue on the project’s GitHub page.


Copyright 2014 Tristan Waddington

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