Reddit Terminal Viewer

Charly's Column – RTV

Article from Issue 205/2017

Fortunately, Facebook is not the only place you can chat: When sys admin columnist Charly Kühnast visits the web chat center Reddit, he often goes without a web browser and uses the RTV tool, which can even display photos and videos on plain text consoles.

Reddit is a web portal where all sorts of people post all kinds of news from all possible topics and lead impossible discussions about them elsewhere. The allocation in various topic areas (subreddits) ensures a certain degree of structure. Instead of bothering with a browser, I often just use Reddit Terminal Viewer (RTV) [1].

The tool is written in Python, which is why the python and python-setuptools packages have cast their anchors in the system. Using

pip install rtv


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