A CLI for discord, written in Python. The name is a combination of discord and curses, as in the terminal interface library. Discurses doesn’t use curses, but i originally planned to. It is now built using urwid, a widget library which can use curses as a rendering engine, but discurses works fine without it.
Questions, bug reports, PRs and comments are all very welcome.
Contributors list can be seen in the CONTRIBUTORS file. If you have contributed to the project and do not find your name, please let us know.
That one is pretty easy:
$ pip install discurses
Python 3.6 is required (as discord.py does not yet work with 3.7).
If you're having trouble launching the application post-install, check your PATH variable.
$ echo $PATH
Pip installs by default into $HOME/.local/bin which is not typically part of your path. You can add it with the following command:
$ export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/.local/bin
Note: this is a temporary fix, you would need to add $HOME/.local/bin to your .profile or .bashrc to make it permanent, check your distributions documentation for PATH settings.
Start out by following this guide.
After that, follow the instructions for linux above
Seriously: urwid is sadly not supported on Windows, and since discurses is built on top of that, such an OS is not supported. You may use the official desktop client anyway.
Put the file
example_discurses.yaml in your
directory, replace the placeholder with your discord token and rename
the file to
discurses.yaml. You can get the token by visiting
https://discordapp.com/channels/@me, opening the developer tools
(Ctrl+shift+i or Command+shift+i) and click on the
then on the sidebar:
Local Storage then click the URL from the
dropdown and you should see the
token key followed by your token,
copy what's inside the speech marks and put it in your
This may not be easy using the Discord webapp as there is a mechanism
in place to delete the token from storage once the page is loaded (occurs
when the splash screen disappears).
Full list available in discurses/keymaps.py…
When your cursor is in the text box:
|meta + enter||insert newline|
|down||show channel seclector|
|up||focus on the message list|
|meta + s||toggle server list|
|meta + b||toggle member list|
|meta + q||quit|
First of all, please do, and if you do, feel free to ask me any questions. Also, the issue reports are up for grabs, but id be very happy to be notified before you start work, just so we dont work on the same thing.