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pybossa-pbs 1.7.3

PyBossa command line client

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PBS - a PyBossa command line interface
======================================

**pbs** is a very simple command line interface to a PyBossa server. It
allows you to create projects, add tasks (from a CSV, JSON, PO or a
PROPERTIES file) with a nice progress bar, delete them and update the
project templates (tutorial, task\_presenter, and descriptions) all from
the command line.

Installation
============

pbs is available in Pypi, so you can install the software with pip:

.. code:: bash

pip install pybossa-pbs

If you have all the dependencies, the package will be installed and you
will be able to use it from the command line. The command is: **pbs**.

If you want to hack on the code, just install it but with the
**--editable** flag after cloning the repository:

::

git clone https://github.com/PyBossa/pbs.git
cd pbs
virtualenv env
source env/bin/activate
pip install --editable .

This will install the pbs package, and you'll be able to modify it,
patch it, etc. If you improve it, please, let us know and share the code
so we can integrate it back ;-)

Configuring pbs
---------------

pbs is very handy when you work with one or two PyBossa servers. The
best way to configure it is creating a simple config file in your home
folder:

.. code:: bash

cd ~
vim .pybossa.cfg

The file should have the following structure:

.. code:: ini

[default]
server: http://theserver.com
apikey: yourkey

If you are working with more servers, add another section below it. For
example:

.. code:: ini

[default]
server: http://theserver.com
apikey: yourkey

[crowdcrafting]
server: http://crowdcrafting.org
apikey: yourkeyincrowdcrafting

By default pbs will use the credentials of the section default, so you
don't have to type anything to use those values. However, if you want to
do actions in the other server all you have to do is the following:

.. code:: bash

pbs --credentials crowdcrafting --help

That command will use the values of the crowdcrafting section.

Creating a project
------------------

Creating a project is very simple. All you have to do is create a file
named **project.json** with the following fields:

.. code:: json

{
"name": "Flickr Person Finder",
"short_name": "flickrperson",
"description": "Image pattern recognition",
"question": "Do you see a real human face in this photo?"
}

If you use the name **project.json** you will not have to pass the file
name via an argument, as it's the named used by default. Once you have
the file created, run the following command:

.. code:: bash

pbs create_project

That command should create the project. If you want to see all the
available options, please check the **--help** command:

.. code:: bash

pbs create_project --help

Adding tasks to a project
-------------------------

Adding tasks is very simple. You can have your tasks in three formats:

- JSON
- CSV
- PO (any po file that you want to translate)
- PROPERTIES (any PROPERTIES file that you want to translate)

Therefore, adding tasks to your project is as simple as this command:

.. code:: bash

pbs add_tasks --tasks-file tasks_file.json

If you want to see all the available options, please check the
**--help** command:

**NOTE**: By default PyBossa servers use a rate limit for avoiding abuse
of the API. For this reason, you can only do usually 300 requests per
every 15 minutes. If you are going to add more than 300 tasks, pbs will
detect it and warn you, auto-enabling the throttling for you to respect
the limits.

.. code:: bash

pbs add_tasks --help

Updating project templates
--------------------------

Now that you have added tasks, you can work in your templates. All you
have to do to add/update the templates to your project is running the
following command:

.. code:: bash

pbs update_project

That command needs to have in the same folder where you are running it,
the following files:

- template.html
- long\_description.md
- tutorial.html

If you want to use another template, you can via arguments:

.. code:: bash

pbs update_project --template /tmp/template.html

If you want to see all the available options, please check the
**--help** command:

.. code:: bash

pbs update_project --help

Auto-updating while developing a PyBossa project
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

At some point you will end up running lots of pbs update\_project
commands, as you will be using your own editor for fixing CSS, HTML or
JavaScript. For these scenarios, pbs comes with a handy feature:
--watch. This argument will tell pbs to run update\_project
automatically when template.html, tutorial.html or long\_description.md
are modified in the file system. As simple as that.

You can run it like this:

.. code:: bash

pbs update_project --watch

And the output will be similar to this:

.. figure:: http://i.imgur.com/QoYC4oV.gif
:alt: GIF of pbs in action

GIF of pbs in action
Updating tasks redundancy from a project
----------------------------------------

If you need it, you can update the redundancy of a task using its ID or
all the tasks skipping the ID. For example, to update the redundancy of
one task to 5:

.. code:: bash

pbs update-task-redundancy --task-id 34234 --redundancy 5

To update all of them:

.. code:: bash

pbs update-task-redundancy --redundancy 5

**Note**: without the --redundancy argument it will revert the
redundancy to the default value: 30.

This last command will confirm that you want to update all the tasks.

If you want to see all the available options, please check the
**--help** command:

.. code:: bash

pbs update-task-redundancy --help

Deleting tasks from a project
-----------------------------

If you need it, you can delete all the tasks from your project, or only
one using its task.id. For deleting all the tasks, all you've to do is
run the following command:

.. code:: bash

pbs delete_tasks

This command will confirm that you want to delete all the tasks and
associated task\_runs.

If you want to see all the available options, please check the
**--help** command:

.. code:: bash

pbs delete_tasks --help

Documentation
=============

You have more documentation, with real examples at
http://docs.pybossa.com.

Check the
`tutorial <http: docs.pybossa.com="" en="" latest="" user="" tutorial.html="">`__ as
it uses **pbs**, and also its
`pbs <http: docs.pybossa.com="" en="" latest="" user="" pbs.html="">`__ section in the
site.

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