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repost Reddit activity from a user to Slack in near-realtime

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Reddit Echo

Reposts Reddit posts from a target user to a specific slack channel

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Helper class to make working with Selenium recho waits easier and more accessible

(Optional) Create a virtual environment

Its useful to create a virtual environment for installing and running recho

$ sudo pip install virtualenv
$ cd ~
$ virtualenv .venvrecho
$ source .venvrecho/bin/activate

Register Your App

Register your app with Reddit, and jot down your Client ID and Secret

  1. Click “create another app” button at the bottom

  2. Click “script” radio button

  3. Fill in the remaining boxes, the actual values don’t matter

  4. Click create, and record Client ID and Secret


Install from PyPI using pip:

$ pip install --update recho

Add the configuration file

$ touch ~/.recho.ini

Write the following into that file, adding your Slack token and channel

client_id: <Reddit Client ID>
client_secret: <Reddit Client Secret>

# Follow instructions at
token: <Your slack token>
channel: <your channel name>

Note that the channel name is without the hash. general instead of #general

Running Recho

Recho is designed for use with cron. Simply add an entry similar to the one below:

$ sudo vi /etc/crontab

If you use a virtual environment:

* * * * * user source ~/.venvrecho/bin/activate && recho acidtwist

Otherwise you can simply call recho directly

* * * * * user recho acidtwist

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