Skip to main content
Python Software Foundation 20th Year Anniversary Fundraiser  Donate today!

A Zoom utility for the terminal

Project description

Zoomy - a Zoom utility for the terminal

Made with Python, April 2020.
Created by Kewbish.
Available on PyPi as Zoomy. Released under the GPLv3 License.
Issues are welcome!

:camera: Why Zoomy?

For the developer, the power user, the student who's just tired of going through countless emails to find a link, then flip through for passwords, and finally try to join the call.
Zoomy is for you. Quick to use, light, and besides, cool automation.
Also works in signed-out mode - just in case (like me) you don't want to give Zoom your personal information!

:movie_camera: Usage

Run zmy [alias] to open your alias meeting. For example, zmy math to open your math meeting.
Run zmy add [alias] [confno] [*pwd] or zmy a [alias] [confno] [*pwd] to add a meeting called alias with the conference number confno and the password pwd. Adding a password is optional. Your meetings cannot be called add, delete, list, or path (or a / d / l / p). This option can also be used to edit currently saved meetings.
Run zmy delete [alias] or zmy d [alias] to delete your alias meeting. For example, zmy d math to delete your math meeting.
Run zmy list or zmy l to list all your available meetings.
Run zmy path or zmy p to print your config.zmy filepath.
Run zmy --help or zmy --h to get help.

:wrench: Installation

Install via PyPi by running pip install zoomy. This requires Python to be installed.
Alternatively, build from source by running the after downloading the ZIP.

:gear: How it works

Zoom actually comes with a custom URL scheme, most of which is technically deprecated, but still works well.
Your conference number is passed in from a saved configuration file, and passed to the URL, which is then started with your system's equivalent of start.
It simplifies the process of remembering all those links and passwords, especially if you don't use Zoom signed in or if you don't keep passwords saved.

:warning: - This does expose your meeting IDs and passwords (if you choose to supply them), and it is possible, if a hacker decided, to grep your entire system for a .zmy file and infiltrate your meeting. Use at your own risk.

:fast_forward: Changelog


  • Feature: Add success messages


  • Feature: Change zoomy alias to zmy 0.4.1:
  • Feature: Add path print 0.4.2:
  • Feature: Disallow invalid names


  • Bugfix: Add meeting checks (breaks more elegantly) 0.3.1:
  • Feature: Add a help flag
  • Restructure elif blocks
  • Docs: Update for help flag 0.3.2:
  • Bugfix: Revert conference logic


  • Feature: Add list meetings function
  • Docs: Update docs with additional instructions for list and warning about commas
  • Docs: Add long description to PyPi
  • Docs: Add changelog
  • Bugfix: Implement file generator if fresh install
  • Feature: Add support for passwords with commas
  • Delete requirements.txt 0.2.4:
  • Bugfix: Fix logic if password added


  • Started project!
  • Docs: Create docs

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for zoomy, version 0.5
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size zoomy-0.5-py3-none-any.whl (4.5 kB) File type Wheel Python version py3 Upload date Hashes View

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing Datadog Datadog Monitoring DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate Facebook / Instagram Facebook / Instagram PSF Sponsor Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Salesforce Salesforce PSF Sponsor Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page