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Python PRAW – Getting the ID of a redditor

  • Last Updated : 21 Jun, 2020

In Reddit, a redditor is the term given to a user. Each and every redditor has a unique ID provided to them. Here we will see how to fetch the ID of a redditor. We will be using the id attribute of the Redditor class to fetch the ID of a redditor.

Example 1 : Consider the following redditor :

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The user name of the redditor is : spez.






# 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 name of the redditor
redditor_name = "spez"
  
# instantiating the Redditor class
redditor = reddit.redditor(redditor_name)
  
print("The ID of " + redditor_name + " is : " + redditor.id)

Output :

The ID of prez is : ejpa

Example 2 : Consider the following redditor :

The user name of the redditor is : AutoModerator




# 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 name of the redditor
redditor_name = "AutoModerator"
  
# instantiating the Redditor class
redditor = reddit.redditor(redditor_name)
  
print("The ID of " + redditor_name + " is : " + redditor.id)

Output :

The ID of AutoModerator is : 6l4z3



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