opac

Automatic book renewal script for HSE OPAC.

Why?

Because I got tired of renewing my books every 2 weeks.

Building and installation

Grab the files:

git clone https://github.com/nevermarine/opac

Move to project directory:

cd opac

Build:

make

Install:

sudo make install

Alternatively, you can skip make install and run the binary by its’ relative path. Also, you can specify your own destination directory:

make DESTDIR=~/.local/ install

Usage

$ opac                             
  -n, --dry-run        Do nothing, just print to stdout.
  -h, --help           Print this help message.
  -l, --login string   User login for HSE OPAC. Required.
  -p, --pass string    Password for HSE OPAC. Required.

--dry-run flag just prints the links to stdout without actually renewing them.

$ opac -l 111111 -p TotallyRealName --dry-run
Renewal link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
# ...
$ opac -l 111111 -p TotallyRealName 
Successfully renewed the book.
Successfully renewed the book.
Successfully renewed the book.
Successfully renewed the book.

Running this script by hand is rather inconvinient, so you probably want to add it to your crontab. Sample crontab string:

# every 1st and 15th day of the month at 12:10 PM
10 12 1,15 * * opac -l 111111 -p TotallyRealName

GitHub

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