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app chatterpipe

Effortlessly extract AI-generated insights from your text files! This Rust-based CLI tool sends your text content to OpenAI's ChatCompletion API and pipes the output into your desired destination. Unleash the power of AI in your projects and enhance your text-processing workflows with ChatterPipe-rs. All you need is your OpenAI API key.

5 releases

0.1.4 May 9, 2023
0.1.3 May 9, 2023
0.1.2 May 5, 2023
0.1.1 May 5, 2023
0.1.0 May 5, 2023

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ChatterPipe is a CLI tool that lets you interact with powerful language models like GPT-4 to summarize text files. Just provide a text file as input and let ChatterPipe do its magic!


Install ChatterPipe using cargo: cargo install chatterpipe


Before using ChatterPipe for the first time (or at any time of your choice), run the setup command to configure your custom parent prompt: ctp setup

The default prompt is as follows:

Summarise the following in 300 tokens or less. Give your best attempt

You can also set a custom parent prompt for a single command using the -p option: ctp <text_file_path> -p "Your custom parent prompt"

An example of a possible use case for this would be something along the lines of: ctp <yaml file> -p "lint this file for me"

To view the current parent prompt, run: ctp current


Run ChatterPipe with the following command: ctp <text_file_path> [--engine <engine>] [--raw] Where:

  • <text_file_path> is the path to the text file you want to summarize.
  • is an optional parameter specifying the language model to use (default is "gpt-4"). Available options are:
  • "g4" for GPT-4
  • "g4-32" for GPT-4-32k
  • "g3" for GPT-3.5-turbo
  • --raw is an optional flag to print the raw API response. Useful for debugging.


ctp myfile.txt --engine g4

Important: Make sure to set your OpenAI API key as an environment variable before running ChatterPipe.

For example:

export OPENAI_API_KEY=<your_api_key_here>

Don't have an API key? Sign up at https://beta.openai.com/signup/

For more information on the OpenAI API, visit https://beta.openai.com/docs/


This project is licensed under the MIT License. See the LICENSE file for details.

Happy summarizing!


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