The Reddit Instance

class praw.Reddit(site_name=None, **config_settings)

The Reddit class provides convenient access to reddit’s API.

Instances of this class are the gateway to interacting with Reddit’s API through PRAW. The canonical way to obtain an instance of this class is via:

import praw
reddit = praw.Reddit(client_id='CLIENT_ID',
                     client_secret="CLIENT_SECRET", password='PASSWORD',
                     user_agent='USERAGENT', username='USERNAME')
__init__(site_name=None, **config_settings)

Initialize a Reddit instance.

Parameters:site_name – The name of a section in your praw.ini file from which to load settings from. This parameter, in tandem with an appropriately configured praw.ini, file is useful if you wish to easily save credentials for different applications, or communicate with other servers running reddit. If site_name is None, then the site name will be looked for in the environment variable praw_site. If it is not found there, the DEFAULT site will be used.

Additional keyword arguments will be used to initialize the :class`.Config` object. This can be used to specify configuration settings during instantiation of the Reddit instance. For more details please see Configuring PRAW.

Required settings are:

  • client_id
  • client_secret (for installed applications set this value to None)
  • user_agent
auth = None

An instance of Auth.

Provides the interface for interacting with installed and web applications. See Obtain the Authorization URL

comment(id)

Return a lazy instance of Comment for id.

Parameters:id – The ID of the comment.

Note: If you want to obtain the comment’s replies, you will need to call refresh() on the returned comment.

domain(domain)

Return an instance of DomainListing.

Parameters:domain – The domain to obtain submission listings for.
front = None

An instance of Front.

Provides the interface for interacting with front page listings. For example:

for submission in reddit.front.hot():
    print(submission)
get(path, params=None)

Return parsed objects returned from a GET request to path.

Parameters:
  • path – The path to fetch.
  • params – The query parameters to add to the request (Default: None).
inbox = None

An instance of Inbox.

Provides the interface to a user’s inbox which produces Message, Comment, and Submission instances. For example to iterate through comments which mention the authorized user run:

for comment in reddit.inbox.mentions():
    print(comment)
info(fullnames)

Fetch information about each item in fullnames.

Parameters:fullnames – A list of fullnames for a comment, submission, or subreddit.
Returns:A generator that yields found items in their relative order.

Items that cannot be matched will not be generated. Requests will be issued in batches for each 100 fullnames.

Note: For comments that are retrieved via this method, if you want to obtain its replies, you will need to call refresh() on the yielded comment.

live = None

An instance of LiveHelper.

Provides the interface for working with LiveThread instances. At present only new LiveThreads can be created.

reddit.live.create('title', 'description')
multireddit = None

An instance of MultiredditHelper.

Provides the interface to working with Multireddit instances. For example you can obtain a Multireddit instance via:

reddit.multireddit('samuraisam', 'programming')
post(path, data=None, files=None, params=None)

Return parsed objects returned from a POST request to path.

Parameters:
  • path – The path to fetch.
  • data – Dictionary, bytes, or file-like object to send in the body of the request (Default: None).
  • files – Dictionary, filename to file (like) object mappin (Default: None).
  • params – The query parameters to add to the request (Default: None).
random_subreddit(nsfw=False)

Return a random lazy instance of Subreddit.

Parameters:nsfw – Return a random NSFW (not safe for work) subreddit (Default: False).
read_only

Return True when using the ReadOnlyAuthorizer.

redditor(name)

Return a lazy instance of Redditor for name.

Parameters:name – The name of the redditor.
request(method, path, params=None, data=None, files=None)

Return the parsed JSON data returned from a request to URL.

Parameters:
  • method – The HTTP method (e.g., GET, POST, PUT, DELETE).
  • path – The path to fetch.
  • params – The query parameters to add to the request (Default: None).
  • data – Dictionary, bytes, or file-like object to send in the body of the request (Default: None).
  • files – Dictionary, filename to file (like) object mappin (Default: None).
submission(id=None, url=None)

Return a lazy instance of Submission.

Parameters:
  • id – A reddit base36 submission ID, e.g., 2gmzqe.
  • url – A URL supported by id_from_url().

Either id or url can be provided, but not both.

subreddit = None

An instance of SubredditHelper.

Provides the interface to working with Subreddit instances. For example to create a Subreddit run:

reddit.subreddit.create('coolnewsubname')

To obtain a lazy a Subreddit instance run:

reddit.subreddit('redditdev')

Note that multiple subreddits can be combined and filtered views of /r/all can also be used just like a subreddit:

reddit.subreddit('redditdev+learnpython+botwatch')
reddit.subreddit('all-redditdev-learnpython')
subreddits = None

An instance of Subreddits.

Provides the interface for Subreddit discovery. For example to iterate over the set of default subreddits run:

for subreddit in reddit.subreddits.default(limit=None):
    print(subreddit)
user = None

An instance of User.

Provides the interface to the currently authorized Redditor. For example to get the name of the current user run:

print(reddit.user.me())