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Instagram can now be used on the terminal, why not?

febrero 4, 2020

When was the last time you used the terminal on your computer? Unless you're a programmer, or if you're obsessed with the terminal like me, chances are you've never launched that thing on your PC or Mac.

So let me give you a reason to do it right now.

The Reddit u / ghostreport user has created an Instagram client for the terminal for "pure fun", He says. The client uses Python 3 to work and is actually quite a simple script to run, even if it doesn't comment on how difficult it would have been to actually write the script. Hats off to ghostreport for that.

Of course, when I came across this, it sparked my interest, so yes, I installed and tried it.

What makes the Instagram terminal client fun (at least for a while) that makes your Instagram posts in ASCII complete … which means you'll have to struggle to make sense of the photos most of the time, but they can also seem incredibly amazing times.

Yes, I have a Pikachu terminal.

Also, if you don't like ASCII, you can also use the "-color" flag while invoking the script to make the images into large colored blocks that basically resemble the low resolution versions of the images, as if we were back in the l et of the dial-ups (or a BSNL network in the current day and age, if for this).

If you are interested in taking a look at yourself, you can go take a look at GitHub; don't forget to give it a star, it definitely deserves it.

The installation instructions are all available on the GitHub readme for the project and use PIP for installation (which you would have if you are using a Mac) and it works with a simple command 'python3'. No biggie.

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