Slack bot for posting dank memes from Reddit

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pip install dankbot==0.0.6



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A Slack Bot that scrapes memes from subreddits and posts them to slack

Steps to run

Clone into directory

cd /opt
sudo mkdir dankbot && sudo chown <user>:<user> dankbot
git clone git@github.com:DankCity/dankbot.git

Setup INI file

cd /opt/dankbot
cp dankbot/dankbot.sample.ini dankbot/dankbot.ini

Edit the INI file to fill in the missing token, username, and password fields:

(.venv35)➜  dankbot git:(master) ✗ cat dankbot/dankbot.sample.ini
# Leave directory blank and dankbot will determine the best place to
# log to your platform
log_to_file: true
file_name: dankbot.log
backups: 5
max_bytes: 1000000

# Follow instructions at https://my.slack.com/services/new/bot
token: <put here>
channel: #random

# r/dankmemes, r/funnygifs, etc
subreddits: dankmemes, funnygifs

# Register at https://api.imgur.com/oauth2/addclient
# Select Anonymous usage
client_id: <your client ID>
client_secret: <your client secret>

include_nsfw: false
max_memes: 3

Create and activate a virtual environment

cd /opt/dankbot
virtualenv --python=`which python3` env
source env/bin/activate

Install the python package

cd /opt/dankbot
source env/bin/activate
pip install -e .

Add an entry to your crontab

Edit the crontab with your favorite editor

sudo vi /etc/crontab

And add an entry like so:

# /etc/crontab: system-wide crontab
# Unlike any other crontab you don't have to run the 'crontab'
# command to install the new version when you edit this file
# and files in /etc/cron.d. These files also have username fields,
# that none of the other crontabs do.


# m h dom mon dow usernamecommand
*/5 09-17 * * 1-5 root cd /opt/dankbot && source env/bin/activate && dankbot .

This will run dankbot once every 5 minutes, Monday to Friday, between 9 AM and 5 PM CST