approve_friends [-m message] [-y] [-u username -p password] [-nc]
[-f filename] [-c cache_file] [-gc message ]
approve_friends [-f filename.yaml]
The first form of the command specifies arguments on the command line. If
the -f flag is used, the username, password, and message will be read from
the file. The username on the first line, password on the second, and
message on the remaining lines.
-nc: no comment. Just approve friend requests, dont leave comments.
-c cache_file: Use "cache_file" as the file to store info about who
-gc message: If we approve less than 50 friends, post "message" as a
comment to any friends we have that dont already have a comment on
their page. See the example below for how this is useful.
The second form of the command takes a YAML configuration file. Any other
command-line arguments will be ignored.
Note that the ability to specify the cache file lets you set a
different file if you have multiple accounts. If you use the same
cache_file as you do for the comment script (and you should),
both scripts will avoid posting to users youve already commented
with either script. This allows you to run them concurrently.
# Approve and leave a comment for new friends. Since we can comment 50
# people a day, if weve approved/commented less than 50, go through the
# rest of our friends list and leave a comment for as many as we can.
# This will leave "Thanks for adding me!" as a comment for new friends,
# and "Just stopping by to say hello!" as a comment for existing friends.
# Remember, Comment.pm will automatically skip profiles youve already
# commented or are on the top 8 of.
# Stops at 50 total posts.
approve_friends -m "Thanks for adding me\!" \
-gc "Just stopping by to say hello\!"
Sample YAML config file:
This is a message.
It is a few lines long
silent: 1 # Or 0 (default)
no_comment: 1 # Or 0 (default)