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Python PRAW – Getting the author of a comment in Reddit
  • Last Updated : 26 Jun, 2020

In Reddit, we can post a comment to any submission, we can also comment on a comment to create a thread of comments. Here we will see how to fetch the author of a comment using PRAW. We will be using the author attribute of the Comment class to fetch the Redditor class of the author of a comment.

Example 1 : Consider the following comment :

The ID of the comment is : fvib7aw

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# importing the module
import praw
  
# initialize with appropriate values
client_id = ""
client_secret = ""
username = ""
password = ""
user_agent = ""
  
# creating an authorized reddit instance
reddit = praw.Reddit(client_id = client_id, 
                     client_secret = client_secret, 
                     username = username, 
                     password = password,
                     user_agent = user_agent) 
  
# the ID of the comment
comment_id = "fvib7aw"
  
# instantiating the Comment class
comment = reddit.comment(comment_id)
  
# fetching the author attribute
author = comment.author
    
print("The name of the author is : " + author.name)

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Output :

The name of the author is : subarno

Example 2 : Consider the following comment:



The ID of the comment is : fv9qvgo

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# importing the module
import praw
  
# initialize with appropriate values
client_id = ""
client_secret = ""
username = ""
password = ""
user_agent = ""
  
# creating an authorized reddit instance
reddit = praw.Reddit(client_id = client_id, 
                     client_secret = client_secret, 
                     username = username, 
                     password = password,
                     user_agent = user_agent) 
  
# the ID of the comment
comment_id = "fv9qvgo"
  
# instantiating the Comment class
comment = reddit.comment(comment_id)
  
# fetching the author attribute
author = comment.author
    
print("The name of the author is : " + author.name)

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Output :

The name of the author is : ketralnis

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