Here are the various installation methods for dr:
- ChromeOS (Fully Supported)
- Linux (Fully Supported)
- OSX (Supported By Contributor, No known problems)
Installing with PIP
dr can be installed on any computer with
# Install dr pip3 install dr # Run dr dr
Installing From AUR
For arch users, a non-waterfall version is avalible through AUR. just get the package called dr (thanks to @Electrux)
How to run
dr in your terminal and you will be sent straight in to the dr prompt.
How to log in
Once in the dr prompt, use the command
l. You will be asked for a username and password. Just follow the prompts.
How to make a post
First, you should be logged in (see above)
In dr, post creation is done in these steps:
- Create a new rant
- Add tags to the rant
- Post the rant Here is how to do that:
Create a new rant
To create a new rant, use the command
r. You will notice that the prompt changes. (The
| prompt means that you are in rant mode and the
> prompt means you are in command mode.) You can now type out your rant. But be careful! Once you move to the next line, you can not go back to an old line and fix a mistake. You will have to rewrite the rant (TODO: Fix this). Once you are done, move to a new line, and type
. then press enter.
To add tags to your rant, use the command
t. The prompt will go back to the rant prompt and ask you for tags. Type out your tags, then press enter.
Post the rant
Make sure you have logged in before continuing with this step.
To post the rant you have just created, use the
p command. You will be asked for verification. That’s it! You have posted your first rant using the dr client!
Viewing a rant
To view a rant, use the command
v. To view the next rant, use the command
v+. To view the previous rant, use the command
To change the rant feed you are reading from, use the
s command followed by the code for the feed you want.
- t = top
- a = algo
- r = recent
So. to view the top rants, use the command
st and to view the algo, use
Check Your Notifs
To see your notifications, use the command
n. They will all show up on your screen. In each notif, there is a rantCode. This will be important for later.
You can also clear your notifs with the command
Viewing a Rant From It’s rantCode
To view a specific rant in dr, you must know it’s rantCode. These codes are displayed in your notifications feed and will soon be displayed on all rants.
A rantCode is a stripped down hexadecimal representation of the rant it refers to. It was created because the normal devRant rant ids are getting too long to remember. The current method of creating rantCodes is quite flawed and will soon be replaced.
To view a rant from its rantCode, use the command
vi. You will then be prompted for a rantCode. After entering the code, the rant you wanted to see will be shown.
Commenting on a Rant
To comment on a rant, you must first view it. The comment will be posted on the most recent rant that you have looked at.
Make sure to use the
vi command before replying to a notif. (See above)
Create the Comment
To comment, use the
c command. The prompt will change to the rant prompt. Remember, once you move to a new line, you can not edit the previous lines without re-running the command. When you are done typing your comment, move to a new line and type
Posting Your Comment
To post the comment you just wrote, use the
pc (post comment) command. You will then be asked to confirm.
Voting has been made as easy as possible. To upvote, use the
+ command and to downvote, use the
To view all comments on the current rant, use the
If you have just loaded a new rant, this command might tell you to wait. This is because a large amount of data parseing must happen in order to display the comment list. After waiting a few seconds, run the command again.
- posting a comment, then viewing all comments will crash.
- trying to view a rant with an invalid rantCode will crash
- unplugging your desktop computer while running dr will cause dr to stop running and your computer will loose power
- hitting your computer with a hammer will break it
- lighting your computer on fire may have serious consequences