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rascal is a command-line client for reddit.
It should work on any platform where Haskell runs (Linux, Mac OSX and Windows through MinGW), and aims at making available the whole reddit API (we're not there yet…).
It sports colors, that should soon become configurable, and might not work under Windows (based on ANSI escape sequences, through ansi-terminal).
By default it will open /r/haskell sorted by "new", but you can provide another subreddit as argument on the command line
$ rascal python
It is also possible to define the default subreddit and the default sort
option in an INI-style configuration file named
.rascalrc in your HOME
directory. For instance, it might contain the following (case-sensitive!):
subreddit: programming linkSort = controversial commentSort: new pageComments = True
Here is what rascal looks like when started, and when a self link (marked
with a '♦') is chosen (
N was pressed in this case). Non-self links and links
detected in posts will be opened in your default browser.
Comments are shown threaded, with the order defined in the configuration file
new), and one page at a time if
pageComments is true
(default). Comments, like posts, are formatted to avoid cutting words when
In case you wonder, my iTerm2 is using the dark
solarized color scheme. The ASCII
title was generated with
figlet -f chunky. And the name comes from my own
Please note that rascal is my first Haskell project. As such, it is as much a fun experiment for me to discover the ecosystem and the idioms, than a really useful project. TL;DR: YMMV.