Author image Luc Didry
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padconsole - manage your etherpad from the console


padconsole [OPTION]


Provides a console to manage an etherpad instance. Get infos about pads, delete them, etc.

       --help                      prints a help message and exit

       --version                   prints version and exit

       -e   URL of the etherpad instance

       -k secretPadApiKey          API key for the etherpad instance

       -u padUserLogin             username for the etherpad instance, if needed

       -p padUserPassword          password for the etherpad instance

       -c /path/to/config/file     use a different config file than \$XDG_HOME_DIR/padconsolerc or ~/.config/padconsolerc


Once the padconsole is launched, you can use this commands:

       help                 : print this message

       exit                 : exit program

       count                : print the number of existing pads

       list                 : list all the existing pads (20 items per page)

       search <PATTERN>     : print the list of the pads which name matches the pattern (Perl regex) (20 items per page)

       delete <pad1> <pad2> : delete the pads pad1 pad2 (have to be separated by space)

       text <pad> [rev]     : print the pad content, at the revision [rev] if defined

       revcount <pad>       : print the number of revisions of a pad

       authors <pad>        : print the name of the differents authors who wrote on the pad

       infos <pad>          : print multiple informations about the pad

       writeconf            : write the configuration to $config_file

       use <alias>          : change connection to the etherpad instance which alias is <alias>

       alist                : print all the configured etherpads aliases

       current              : print configuration informations about the current etherpad instance


       You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

           perldoc padconsole

       Bugs and feature requests will be tracked at github:


       The latest source code can be browsed and fetched at:

           git clone git://

       You can also look for information at:

           RT: CPAN's request tracker

           AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation

           CPAN Ratings

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           Luc DIDRY
           CPAN ID: LDIDRY


       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

       The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.


       L<Etherpad::API>, L<>