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**THIS PROJECT IS NO LONGER MAINTAINED** - [RTV Development is Shutting Down]( - [List of Alternative Projects]( <h1 align="center">Reddit Terminal Viewer (RTV)</h1> <p align="center"> A text-based interface (TUI) to view and interact with Reddit from your terminal.<br> </p> <p align="center"> <img alt="title image" src="resources/title_image.png"/> </p> <p align="center"> <a href=""> <img alt="pypi" src=""/> </a> <a href=""> <img alt="travis-ci" src=""/> </a> <a href=""> <img src="" alt="Packaging status"> </a> <a href=""> <img alt="coveralls" src=""/> </a> <a href=""> <img alt="say-thanks" src="!-1EAEDB.svg"/> </a> </p> ## Table of Contents * [Demo](#demo) * [Installation](#installation) * [Usage](#usage) * [Settings](#settings) * [Themes](#themes) * [FAQ](#faq) * [Contributing](#contributing) * [License](#license) ## Demo <p align="center"> <img alt="title image" src="resources/demo.gif"/> </p> You can use *telnet* or *ssh* to try out a lite version of RTV directly in your terminal, without needing to install it: - ``$ telnet`` - ``$ ssh`` *[]( is an independent project by Alex Jarmoszuk* ## Installation ### PyPI package RTV is available on [PyPI]( and can be installed with pip: ```bash $ pip install rtv ``` ### Native packages See [Repology]( for an up-to-date list of supported distro packages: ```bash # macOS $ brew install rtv # Arch $ pacman -S rtv # Nix $ nix-env -i rtv # Debian $ apt install rtv # FreeBSD $ pkg install rtv ``` ### From source ```bash $ git clone $ cd rtv $ python install ``` ### Windows RTV is not supported on Windows, due to a lack of resources and interest. Sorry! ## Usage To run the program, type: ```bash $ rtv --help ``` ### Controls Move the cursor using either the arrow keys or *Vim* style movement: - Press <kbd>▲</kbd> and <kbd>▼</kbd> to scroll through submissions - Press <kbd>▶</kbd> to view the selected submission and <kbd>◀</kbd> to return - Press <kbd>space-bar</kbd> to expand/collapse comments - Press <kbd>u</kbd> to login (this requires a web browser for [OAuth]( - Press <kbd>?</kbd> to open the help screen Press <kbd>/</kbd> to open the navigation prompt, where you can type things like: - ``/front`` - ``/r/commandprompt+linuxmasterrace`` - ``/r/programming/controversial`` - ``/u/me`` - ``/u/multi-mod/m/art`` - ``/domain/`` See [CONTROLS]( for the full list of commands. ## Settings ### Configuration File Configuration files are stored in the ``{HOME}/.config/rtv/`` directory. Check out [rtv.cfg](rtv/templates/rtv.cfg) for the full list of configurable options. You can clone this file into your home directory by running: ```bash $ rtv --copy-config ``` ### Viewing Media Links You can use [mailcap]( to configure how RTV will open different types of links. <p align="center"> <img alt="title image" src="resources/mailcap.gif"/> </p> A mailcap file allows you to associate different MIME media types, like ``image/jpeg`` or ``video/mp4``, with shell commands. This feature is disabled by default because it takes a few extra steps to configure. To get started, copy the default mailcap template to your home directory. ```bash $ rtv --copy-mailcap ``` This template contains examples for common MIME types that work with popular reddit websites like *imgur*, *youtube*, and *gfycat*. Open the mailcap template and follow the [instructions](rtv/templates/mailcap) listed inside. Once you've setup your mailcap file, enable it by launching rtv with the ``rtv --enable-media`` flag (or set it in your **rtv.cfg**) ### Environment Variables The default programs that RTV interacts with can be configured through environment variables: <table> <tr> <td><strong>$RTV_EDITOR</strong></td> <td>A program used to compose text submissions and comments, e.g. <strong>vim</strong>, <strong>emacs</strong>, <strong>gedit</strong> <br/> <em>If not specified, will fallback to $VISUAL and $EDITOR in that order.</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>$RTV_BROWSER</strong></td> <td>A program used to open links to external websites, e.g. <strong>firefox</strong>, <strong>google-chrome</strong>, <strong>w3m</strong>, <strong>lynx</strong> <br/> <em>If not specified, will fallback to $BROWSER, or your system's default browser.</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>$RTV_URLVIEWER</strong></td> <td>A tool used to extract hyperlinks from blocks of text, e.g. <a href=>urlview</a>, <a href=>urlscan</a> <br/> <em>If not specified, will fallback to urlview if it is installed.</em></td> </tr> </table> ### Clipboard RTV supports copying submission links to the OS clipboard. On macOS this is supported out of the box. On Linux systems you will need to install either [xsel]( or [xclip]( ## Themes Themes can be used to customize the look and feel of RTV <table> <tr> <td align="center"> <p><strong>Solarized Dark</strong></p> <img src="resources/theme_solarized_dark.png"></img> </td> <td align="center"> <p><strong>Solarized Light</strong></p> <img src="resources/theme_solarized_light.png"></img> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> <p><strong>Papercolor</strong></p> <img src="resources/theme_papercolor.png"></img> </td> <td align="center"> <p><strong>Molokai</strong></p> <img src="resources/theme_molokai.png"></img> </td> </tr> </table> You can list all installed themes with the ``--list-themes`` command, and select one with ``--theme``. You can save your choice permanently in your [rtv.cfg](rtv/templates/rtv.cfg) file. You can also use the <kbd>F2</kbd> & <kbd>F3</kbd> keys inside of RTV to cycle through all available themes. For instructions on writing and installing your own themes, see []( ## FAQ <details> <summary>Why am I getting an error during installation/when launching rtv?</summary> > If your distro ships with an older version of python 2.7 or python-requests, > you may experience SSL errors or other package incompatibilities. The > easiest way to fix this is to install rtv using python 3. If you > don't already have pip3, see for setup > instructions. Then do > > ```bash > $ sudo pip uninstall rtv > $ sudo pip3 install -U rtv > ``` </details> <details> <summary>Why do I see garbled text like <em>M-b~@M-"</em> or <em>^@</em>?</summary> > This type of text usually shows up when python is unable to render > unicode properly. > > 1. Try starting RTV in ascii-only mode with ``rtv --ascii`` > 2. Make sure that the terminal/font that you're using supports unicode > 3. Try [setting the LOCALE to utf-8]( > 4. Your python may have been built against the wrong curses library, > see [here]( and > [here]( for more information </details> <details> <summary>How do I run the code directly from the repository?</summary> > This project is structured to be run as a python *module*. This means that > you need to launch it using python's ``-m`` flag. See the example below, which > assumes that you have cloned the repository into the directory **~/rtv_project**. > > ```bash > $ cd ~/rtv_project > $ python3 -m rtv > ``` </details> ## Contributing All feedback and suggestions are welcome, just post an issue! Before writing any code, please read the [Contributor Guidelines](CONTRIBUTING.rst). ## License This project is distributed under the [MIT](LICENSE) license.