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This is a CLI utility that allows you to view on the command line.



It is often faster to use a CLI than to load up a web page and navigate web elements. This tool can search for deals and sort them based on score and views. It is also able to load entire threads (without pagination) for additional analysis.



pip3 install --user rfd

This can also be installed with pipx.


If you have brew:

brew install davegallant/public/rfd


All commands open up in a terminal pager.

Usage: rfd [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

  CLI for

  -v, --version
  --help         Show this message and exit.

  posts    Display all posts in a thread.
  search   Search deals based on a regular expression.
  threads  Displays threads in the forum. Defaults to hot deals.

View Hot Deals

To view the threads on most popular sub-forum:

rfd threads

View and Sort Hot Deals

rfd threads --sort-by score

To view and sort multiple pages, use --pages:

rfd threads --sort-by views --pages 10


rfd search 'pizza'


Regular expressions can be used for search.

rfd search '(coffee|starbucks)' --pages 10 --sort-by views

View Posts

It's possible to view an entire post and all comments by running:

rfd posts

This allows for easy grepping and searching for desired expressions.

JSON Output

All commands support JSON output.

For example:

rfd threads --output json

Shell Completion

Shell completion can be enabled if using bash or zsh.


echo 'eval "$(_RFD_COMPLETE=source rfd)"' >> ~/.profile


echo 'eval "$(_RFD_COMPLETE=source_zsh rfd)"' >> ~/.zshrc

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