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Download latest images from AWW subreddit

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#!/usr/bin/env ruby
# Author : Emad Elsaid (
require 'open-uri' # we'll need to download image with that
require 'ruby_reddit_api' # gem install ruby_reddit_api

# method will take imgur url and 
# filename to save image to it
def download_imgur( url, filename )
  image = open( "#{url}.jpg" ).read
  File.write("#{filename}.jpg", image)

# make me a reddit client please
r =

# browse AWW subreddit
# and download images if their url
# is referencing an imgur link
posts = r.browse("aww")
posts.each.with_index(1) do |r, i|
  puts "Downloading #{i}/#{posts.size}"
  download_imgur r.url, if r.url.include? 'imgur'