add buddy next to name in config for args

Wouter Groeneveld 2 years ago
parent 60e8dbe69f
commit 4d687cd22e

@ -12,6 +12,12 @@ Yay! **Working examples** say more than a 1000 words:
Execute through `yarn toot` or `yarn node src/chat.js`. It cycles through all configured "buddies" and toots a message accordingly. Use your favorite `crontab` timestamp to fire off toots automatically.
If you'd like to let a specific buddy chat - for instance to configure them individually in your crontab - use the argument `buddy`:
`yarn toot --buddy [by-cool-buddy]`
The name shouldl match the `buddy` property in the config file (_not_ the `name` property: that's the buddy directory name).
### Packaged buddies
1. **animalcrossing**: collect data from and randomly toot about a villager, including a link to the fandom and the birthday. Uses dirty scraping, no rate limit hit yet...
@ -40,6 +46,7 @@ See `config.sample.js`. A config file should expose `buddies` as an array with t
name: "buddyname", // same as the dir name
buddy: "my cool buddy", // unique buddy id
instance: "", // where to post to
oauthToken: "my-token" // the oauth token for that server/user to post the status with
@ -47,6 +54,8 @@ See `config.sample.js`. A config file should expose `buddies` as an array with t
Optional config flags can be used in the chat function if desired.
There's a sanity check implemented: at minimum, each config should have name, buddy, instance, and oauthToken present.
## How to get an OAuth token from a Masto?Pleroma instance?
I've prepared a few utility functions in `registerApp.js` for you. First, call `await register()`, which prints an URL to go to. Next, fill in the client id, secret, and returned token, after granting the app access to read and write. Then, call `await fetchToken()`. Paste that token in the config file. Done!

@ -9,10 +9,10 @@ if(!buddies) throw "Did you seutp your config?"
const { toot } = require('./toot');
function assertBuddyConfigCorrect(buddyConfig) {
const errs = []
if(! errs.push("No 'name' property found")
if(!buddyConfig.instance) errs.push("No 'instance' property found")
if(!buddyConfig.oauthToken) errs.push("No 'oauthToken' property found")
let errs = []
[ 'name', 'buddy', 'instance', 'oauthToken' ].forEach(prop => {
if(!buddyConfig[prop]) errs.push(`No '${prop}' property found`)
if(errs.length > 0) {
console.error(`Whoops, a buddy is misconfigured: ${errs.join(', ')}. Exiting.`)
@ -29,12 +29,12 @@ async function letBuddyChat(buddyConfig) {
const message = await chat(buddyConfig)
console.log(`buddy ${} has this to say: ${JSON.stringify(message)}`)
//await toot(message, buddyConfig)
await toot(message, buddyConfig)
(async function() {
if(args.buddy) {
const config = buddies.find(b => === args.buddy)
const config = buddies.find(b => b.buddy === args.buddy)
if(!config) {
console.error(`Whoops, you asked to let buddy "${args.buddy}" chat, but no config found? Exiting.`)

@ -3,10 +3,12 @@
// which ones are active?
const buddies = [{
buddy: "acvillagers",
name: "animalcrossing",
instance: "",
oauthToken: "my-token"
}, {
buddy: "gblegacy",
name: "mobygames",
instance: "",
oauthToken: "my-token-for-botsin-space",