linkchanbot

Telegram bot frontend proxy link substituter
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      1 linkchanbot
      2 ===========
      3 
      4 A Telegram Bot which sanitises and substitutes share links
      5 with lightweight, privacy respecting proxy frontend alternatives.
      6 
      7 - Main instance: [@linkchanbot](https://t.me/linkchanbot)
      8 - User updates: [@linkchan\_updates](https://t.me/linkchan_updates)
      9 
     10 ![screenshot](https://i.imgur.com/WnbOD5c.jpg)
     11 
     12 Supported services (configurable):
     13 
     14 - twitter.com => Nitter
     15 - youtube.com => Inividious, CloudTube
     16 - instagram.com => Bibliogram
     17 - reddit.com => Teddit, Libreddit, Old Reddit
     18 
     19 
     20 Installation
     21 ------------
     22 
     23 ### Prerequisites
     24 
     25 - A Telegram bot token (visit [@botfather](https://t.me/botfather)).
     26 
     27 ### Dependencies
     28 
     29 - [scdoc](https://sr.ht/~sircmpwn/scdoc) (build dep.)
     30 - Python >= 3.9
     31 - PyPI: python-telegram-bot >= 13
     32 
     33 ### Install
     34 
     35 	$ git clone https://git.sr.ht/~torresjrjr/linkchanbot
     36 	$ cd linkchanbot
     37 	$ python -m pip install -r requirements.txt
     38 	# make install
     39 
     40 To start serving, linkchanbot needs further configuration.
     41 
     42 
     43 Configuration
     44 -------------
     45 
     46 ### Telegram
     47 
     48 - Visit [@botfather](https://t.me/botfather).
     49 - Create a new bot (or select an existing one).
     50 - Save the bot API token.
     51 - Disable "Group Privacy mode".
     52 - Enable "Inline mode".
     53 - Set the "inline placeholder" to "Paste link...".
     54 - Optionally set "inline feedback" to "100%" for logging.
     55 - Set the bot commands: `/start`, `/help`, and `/about`.
     56 
     57 ### Server
     58 
     59 Add the required bot token (and optionally an admin username)
     60 either in `bot.cfg` in the linkchan config directory
     61 (`$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/linkchan` or `$HOME/.config/linkchan`):
     62 
     63 	[auth]
     64 	# required
     65 	token = 123:ABC...
     66 	# optional, provides /restart and /shutdown
     67 	admin = username
     68 
     69 Or by environment variable:
     70 
     71 	$ export LINKCHAN_TOKEN='123:ABC...'
     72 	$ export LINKCHAN_ADMIN='admin_username'
     73 
     74 Your bot should now be ready.
     75 
     76 ### Advanced configuration
     77 
     78 See `linkchanbot(1)`
     79 
     80 
     81 Updating
     82 --------
     83 
     84 linkchanbot comes with a preconfigured list of 'alts' (proxies) and
     85 other configuration data. This data is updated with new commits. On
     86 start-up, linkchanbot copies this data in the absence of locally
     87 configured data to `XDG_CONFIG_HOME/linkchan` (`bot.cfg` is untouched).
     88 
     89 To fully update linkchanbot and its configuration data, perform a normal
     90 installtion with the latest commit, then remove (and backup) the local
     91 configuration files and restart linkchanbot.
     92 
     93 	shell:
     94 		$ rm ~/.config/linkchan/alts.json
     95 		$ rm ~/.config/linkchan/services.json
     96 	Telegram:
     97 		/restart  (or manaully in the shell)
     98 
     99 
    100 Usage
    101 -----
    102 
    103 See `linkchanbot(1)` or `linkchanbot --help`.
    104 
    105 
    106 Resources
    107 ---------
    108 
    109 - License: GNU Affero General Public License
    110 - Project page: <https://sr.ht/~torresjrjr/linkchanbot>
    111 - Mailing list: <~torresjrjr/linkchanbot@lists.sr.ht> (patches & discussion)
    112