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medium-cli

Medium CLI

Medium from your command line!

Installation

$ npm install -g medium-cli

Usage

There are four commands: medium create, medium login, medium publish, and medium open.

create

$ medium create buzzfeed
 
  medium · Successfully created your blog!
 

This command creates a new sub directory in your current directory, with two example articles. The directory looks like this:

.
├── articles
|   ├── 12-classic-love-scenes-improved-by-a-chipotle-burrito
|   |   └── index.md
|   └── 51-corgi-gifs-that-will-change-your-life
|       └── index.md
└── .gitignore

The index.md files are the blog posts. More on this later.

login

$ medium login
 
  medium · Please open https://medium.com/me/settings in your browser.
         · At the bottom of the page, under `Integration Tokens`, copy
         · this description:
 
         · "Medium-CLI basic publishing access."
 
         · Then generate the new token and copy it.
 
  Paste your Integration Token here: XXXX
 
         · Authenticating into Medium..
 
         · Saved!

This command asks you for your Integration Token (which can be retrieved at the bottom of this page). It also auths into Medium to get your user information. Lastly, it saves the token, your userId, and your URL to your ~/.netrc file.

publish

$ medium publish

This command iterates through your index.md files in ./articles and publishes the ones that don't have published: true in the front matter to your Medium account.

Here is an example of an index.md file:

---
title: 12 Classic Love Scenes Improved By A Chipotle Burrito
tags: burrito, gifs, love
canonicalUrl: www.buzzfeed.com/kincairm/12-classic-love-scenes-improved-by-a-chipotle-burr-a4wp#.iab3N1w76
publishStatus: draft
license: all-rights-reserved
---
 
1. Titanic (1997)
 
![](http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2014-04/enhanced/webdr05/28/11/enhanced-21200-1398697731-24.jpg)
 
2. The Notebook (2004)
 
![](http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2014-04/enhanced/webdr06/28/11/enhanced-13907-1398700313-2.jpg)
 
3. Dirty Dancing (1987)
 
![](http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2014-04/enhanced/webdr04/28/11/enhanced-31301-1398697944-9.jpg)

Note that title is the only field that is required in the front matter, with all the other ones optional. For a list of the accepted possible parameters, see Medium's API documentation here. contentFormat and content are not required in the front matter, as they are both added later by the medium publish command.

For each successful post, the medium publish command also adds published: true to the front matter.

open

$ medium open

This directs your browser to your Medium page. You need to have medium login first to set your Medium URL.

License (MIT)

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