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Python PRAW – Getting the permalink 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. Each comment has a permanent static hyperlink affiliated to it. Here we will see how to fetch the permalink of a comment using PRAW. We will be using the permalink attribute of the Comment class to fetch the permalink 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 permalink attribute
permalink = comment.permalink 
  
print("The permalink of the comment is : \n" + permalink)
print("\nThe complete URL of the comment is : \n" +
      "https://www.reddit.com/" + permalink)

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Output :

The permalink of the comment is : 
/r/aww/comments/hczt0c/i_got_adopted_by_this_beautiful_pup_this_weekend/fvib7aw/

The complete URL of the comment is : 
https://www.reddit.com//r/aww/comments/hczt0c/i_got_adopted_by_this_beautiful_pup_this_weekend/fvib7aw/

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 permalink attribute
permalink = comment.permalink 
  
print("The permalink of the comment is : \n" + permalink)
print("\nThe complete URL of the comment is : \n" +
      "https://www.reddit.com/" + permalink)

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Output :

The permalink of the comment is : 
/r/redditdev/comments/hbjhnk/reddit_announces_an_upcoming_overhaul_of_how_bots/fv9qvgo/

The complete URL of the comment is : 
https://www.reddit.com//r/redditdev/comments/hbjhnk/reddit_announces_an_upcoming_overhaul_of_how_bots/fv9qvgo/

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