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    A node package to search boorus

    Forked from AtoraSuunva/booru


    • Search 20 different boorus (check sites.json)
    • Normalizes all received data into Post objects that are consistent no matter which booru you use
    • Access to the raw data received from the booru as well (transformed from XML to JSON, if applicable)
    • Alias support for boorus (sb for
    • Promises
    • Types (using Typescript)
    • Choose the amount of images to get
    • Random support for all sites, using order:random on sites that support it and using custom code on those that don't
    • Both browser(without cross-domain) and Node.js support
    • Coming soon(-ish): Support for more than just searching


    npm i @himeka/booru
    # or
    yarn add @himeka/booru


    const Booru = require('@himeka/booru')'safebooru', ['glaceon'], { limit: 3, random: true }).then(
      posts => {
        for (let post of posts) console.log(post.fileUrl, post.postView)
    // or (using alias support and creating boorus)
    const sb = Booru.forSite('sb')['cat', 'dog'], { limit: 2 })

    See example.js for more examples


    Available here: docs

    Web support

    booru was built for Node.js, and is only officially supported for Node.js. Issues relating to web are fine, although support might be limited.

    It's possible to use booru on the web using webpack (or similar), although your experience may vary. Some websites don't have the proper CORS headers, meaning that API requests to those sites from a browser will fail! This is not an issue I can fix in the package, and requires either that booru to add proper support themselves or for you to find a workaround for CORS.


    What are the properties of a Post?

    The basic structure of a Post object looks like:

    Post {
      _data: {/*...*/},                       // The raw data from the booru
      fileUrl: '',    // The direct link to the image, ready to post
      id: '124125',                           // The image ID, as a string
      tags: ['cat', 'cute'],                  // The tags, split into an Array
      score: 5,                               // The score as a Number
      source: '',       // Source of the image, if supplied
      rating: 's',                            // Rating of the image
      createdAt: Date,                        // The `Date` this image was created at
      postView: 'https://booru.ex/show/12345' // A URL to the post

    s: 'Safe' q: 'Questionable' e: 'Explicit' u: 'Unrated'

    Derpibooru has Safe, Suggestive, Questionable, Explicit, although Suggestive will be shown as q in <Post>.rating

    Can I contribute?

    Sure! Just fork this repo, push your changes, and then make a PR.

    I'll accept PR based on what they do and code style (Not super strict about it, but it's best if it roughly follows the rest of the code)


    Why not?


    It's MIT



    Change from request-promise-native to snek-fetch


    Add 2 new boorus ( Various Derpibooru fixes


    Add TypeScript declarations Improve TypeScript port Various other small fixes


    Add missing type information


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