#export #message #image #download #messages

app rexit

Export your Reddit Chats

6 releases (stable)

1.2.0 Jul 28, 2023
1.1.0 May 14, 2023
1.0.0 Apr 30, 2023
0.1.1 Apr 24, 2023

36 downloads per month

GPL-3.0 license



Development of Rexit is on hold, pending Reddits API shenanigans.

Rexit - Liberate your Reddit Chats. This tool will export your Reddit chats into a plethora of formats

version license GitHub code size in bytes Ubuntu-latest

Tool to export Reddit chats into a variety of open formats (CSV, JSON, TXT).

Export your Reddit Chats

Usage: rexit.exe [OPTIONS] --formats <FORMATS>

  -f, --formats <FORMATS>  The formats to export to. Options: csv,json,txt
  -t, --token              To use the bearer token flow, instead of username and password
      --debug              Allow debugging of Rexit
  -i, --images             Output images too (outputs to images folder)
  -o, --out <OUT>          What folder to output to [default: ./out]
  -h, --help               Print help
  -V, --version            Print version
      --no-usernames       Not Retrieve usernames (Is a lot faster)


Currently, you need to specify the formats, and it will ask for the username and password (or bearer token with that auth flow).

To get messages:

$ rexit messages --images
> Your Reddit Username: <USERNAME>
> Your Reddit Password: <PASSWORD>

To get saved posts:

$ rexit saved --images
> Your Reddit Username: <USERNAME>
> Your Reddit Password: <PASSWORD>

To download a Subreddit:

$ rexit subreddit r/redditDev --images
> Your Reddit Username: <USERNAME>
> Your Reddit Password: <PASSWORD>

It will save the files to the current directory. For CSV and TXT it is split by room. If an image (.jpg, .gif, .png, etc.) was sent the filename will be displayed as the message content, along with the prefix FILE.


You can use the files provided in the releases' page of this repository, install via cargo or brew or build from source.

Manual Install

  1. Download the build for your system (Windows or arm64-darwin)
  2. Use the terminal run Rexit with the arguments you want. (See Usage for details)

Cargo Install

$ cargo install rexit

Brew Install

To use brew you need to add my tap

$ brew tap mpult/mpult

Then install Rexit

$ brew install rexit

Building from source

  1. Install rust
  2. Clone the repository
  3. Run:
$ cargo install --file .


To keep the docs focused on the user experience the contributing and technical docs were implemented through cargo doc.

To access these:

$ cargo doc --open

In general all contributions are welcome. I would appreciate if you'd create an issue beforehand, in order for me to plan things out nicely.


GNU General Public License, Version 3


~487K SLoC