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πŸŽπŸ’DevTo CLIπŸ’πŸŽ: A Valentine's Day Gift To My Favorite People

sarthology profile image Sarthak Sharma ・2 min read

Hey Dev Community! Will you be my Valentine? Don't say no. Look, I even brought you a gift and everything! πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‡

Haha! Okay, enough theatrics. I wanted to show you guys something really cool that my team and I have been working on for the past few days. DevTo CLI is a way to access Dev.to right from your terminal.

Us programmers, we really love the command line interface, don't we? That simple, unobtrusive, precise nature of it is what draws us in. GUIs just don't scratch the same itch! And that's exactly why I liked the idea behind HashnodeCLI so much when it released last month. It inspired me to take things a step further and make DevTo CLI.

It's super simple and powerful. You can fetch top posts, posts by an author, posts under a tag, latest posts and even more - all of this right in your terminal window. And the best thing? It's opensource! So you all are not only free to, but encouraged to add more features to it!

Key Features

1. Check the top posts

You can get top posts from the Dev.to feed in your terminal using:

devto

2. Check top posts by tag

Easy post search using the tag, you can use

devto tag javascript

if you don't know the keyword, you can use the search tag feature using

devto tag

3. Check recent posts by any author

You can check 5 most recent posts of any author using

devto author sarthology

4. Check top posts by timeline

You can check top posts on Dev.to for a specific timeframe using

devto top week

There are several options like week month year infinity. If you want to see the options just type

devto top

5. Search top posts by a keyword

Use the powerful search feature to find posts using keywords

devto search sarthology

With this, you can even search posts using a tag, author name, title... basically anything.

6. Check latest posts on Dev.to

You can also see the latest posts on Dev.to using

devto latest


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πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’» Browse and Search Dev.to Posts from Command Line

Dev.to CLI

Wanted to get Dev.to on your terminal? Ahoy! now you can.

Usage

1. Check the top posts

You can get top posts from the Dev.to feed in your terminal using:

devto

2. Check top posts by tag

Easy post search using the tag, you can use

devto tag javascript

if you don't know the keyword, you can use the search tag feature using

devto tag

3. Check recent posts by any author

You can check 5 most recent posts of any author using

devto author sarthology

4. Check top posts

You can check top posts on Dev.to using

devto top

If you want top posts for a specific timeframe, just type in

devto top week

There are several options like week month year infinity. If you want to see the options just type

5. Search top posts by a keyword

Use the powerful search feature to find…

So this is DevTo CLI. I would love to hear what you guys think of this, and suggest new ideas for what else we could add to this! Share your thoughts in the comments!

And hey, tell your friends about it too! It's all about sharing the loooovvveeee! πŸ’–

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rhymes

This is neat!! Well done, I'll definitely try it :D

Though I think the enthusiasm made you forget to link the project :D

I have a question: how do you fetch the data since the API is not public yet? RSS? Scraping?

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Damn! Just added it.

Scraping.

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Joe Cannatti

Great side benefit to this -- you can look like you're to non-programmers working when you're really just reading dev.to :)

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Utkarsh Talwar

YEAH BOIIIII!!!

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Sarthak Sharma Author

I can imagine you all doing it. πŸ˜‚

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Utkarsh Talwar

Oh we totally did! πŸ˜‚

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Boris Jamot ✊ /

But why Node.js ?? πŸ˜‰

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Sarthak Sharma Author

That's the fastest way I could build it and I love node. πŸ˜ƒ

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Boris Jamot ✊ /

I would have done it in PHP. 😁

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Sarthak Sharma Author

See, preferences brother πŸ˜ƒ

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Boris Jamot ✊ /

No, in fact I would have done it in Go.
PHP for a CLI, it's not serious (except for learning purpose)!

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Yeah, go is good for cli.

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Mihail Malo

When API is out, RIIR :v

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Glenn Carremans

This is awesome ❀️

Maybe add the repo url and/or installation instructions πŸ˜‰
Does it work on all platforms? macOS, Linux, Windows

Not sure if it already does this, but maybe add a login option (API key) so it can get your personalised feed (tags/people you follow, + tag weight is different for everyone).

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Sarthak Sharma Author

API for devto is not yet available. So for that we may have to wait.

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Tuan Duong

Great work! I will add PR to dev.to to change HTML structure 😈

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Hahaha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Alin Andrei

Wot! this is too awesome. Like not just awesome. Hardcore awesome.

Ok hardcore sounds too much since it's also Valentine's.. u should get the idea tho :D

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Hahaha, yeah totally getting you bro.

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Jess Lee (she/her)

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Nathanael Demacon

All for our nerd cravings πŸ€“

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Oh yeah !! πŸ˜€

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Jesse

This is great :D, awesome job man!

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Thanks Steven 😊

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Sky

Hell yea bro , thanks to you and your team for this. πŸ‘πŸΌ

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Thanks sky 😊

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Tony Tin Nguyen

Great, thanks for your work.

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Sammy Israwi

Oooh so cool! Nice work!

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Edwin Klesman

Siiiiiiiick.. πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ”₯❀️

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Christian Vasquez

hahaha, awesome stuff Sarthak! I'm loving it.

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Jackson Elfers

This is why I love this site. Great work.😁

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

This is awesome! More incentive for us to get that API out. :)

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Then I'm ready with devtocli 2.0

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Brett Stevenson

This is awesome! I ⭐️ the repo a while back to see where it would go, so I'm excited to see it come to fruition.

Let me know if you're ever looking for contributors!

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Oh yes, I do need contributors always. 😊

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Jeremy Wells

My favorite new distraction. Well done!

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Thanks man !! 😊

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Taylor Short

absolute glory. Hope to contribute at some point!

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Awesome 😱

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Boris Jamot ✊ /

Great idea, definitely need to try this!

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Bogdan Covrig

Brave work! Maybe it's about time to get that dev.to API, isn't it @ben ?

Also, what plugin are you using for autocomplete in terminal?

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Thanks dude and this is the plugin.

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Abhinav Kumar

Great stuff! I myself was waiting for the official API to do some similar thing.

Hey @ben !

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Saleumsack

Very great! :D

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Mahfuz Shaikh

Great work, it's kinda feel loved when come to CLI. I think you forgot the repo link πŸ™‚

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Reload, now added.

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Giuliano1993

Wooo! Man this is cool! I've already installed it and i feel I'm gonna use it a lot =)

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Thanks man. 😊

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Lee

The thing I didn't know I wanted until I had it... How cool! Is there a command to read the article within the CLI?

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Not yet but surely can make it. Though you guys won't be able to see images.