keybase : Tools to Work with the ‘Keybase’ ‘API’

‘Keybase’ (https://keybase.io) is a directory of people and public keys and provides methods for obtaining public keys, validating users and exchanging files and/or messages in a secure fashion. Tools are provided to search for and retrieve information about ‘Keybase’ users, retrieve and import user public keys and list and/or download files.

There’s also a thin but useful R wrapper around many of they keybase command-line utility functions.

The following functions are implemented:

General:

  • kb_discover: Check Keybase membership and retrieve basic user info
  • kb_get_public_keys: Retrive the public key(s) for a given user
  • kb_lookup: Retrieve info on Keybase user(s)
  • kb_cmd: Execute a keybase command-line command
  • kb_followers: Get keybase followers
  • kb_following: Get who you’re following on keybase
  • kb_whoami: Who does Keybase think you are?

Crypto

  • kb_encrypt_file: Encrypt a file
  • kb_decrypt_file: Decrypt a file
  • kb_encrypt_msg: Encrypt a message
  • kb_decrypt_msg: Decrypt a message

Filesystem:

  • kb_list_files: List directory path contents in a Keybase user’s public folder
  • kb_file_exists: See if a file exists
  • kb_read_file: Read a resource (file) from a Keybase public folder
  • kb_read_rds: Share RDS files with other Keybase users
  • kb_write_rds: Share RDS files with other Keybase users

Utility:

  • kb_raw_url: Turn a user + path into a Keybase “raw” URL

Diagnostics:

  • kb_ping: Test connectivity to the keybase server
  • kbfs_errors: Retrieve KBFS error log
  • kbfs_metrics: Retrieve KBFS performance metrics

Installation

devtools::install_github("hrbrmstr/keybase")

Usage

library(keybase)
library(tidyverse)

# current verison
packageVersion("keybase")
kb_discover(twitter=c("hrbrmstr", "_inundata", "briandconnelly"), github="bearloga")
kb_discover(twitter=c("sckottie", "_inundata", "briandconnelly"), kb_usernames_only=TRUE)
kb_lookup("karthik")
kb_list_files("marcopolo")
kb_list_files("marcopolo", pattern="\\.txt")

Safe(r) data sharing

kb_list_files("hrbrmstr", "data")
kb_file_exists("hrbrmstr", "index.md")
kb_file_exists("https://hrbrmstr.keybase.pub/data/Rlogo.pngd")
kb_raw_url("hrbrmstr", "data/Rlogo.png")
kb_file_exists("hrbrmstr", "data/Rlogo.png")
kb_file_exists(kb_raw_url("hrbrmstr", "data/Rlogo.png"))
kb_read_file("hrbrmstr", "data/mtcars.csv")
##     mpg cyl  disp  hp drat    wt  qsec vs am gear carb
## 1  21.0   6 160.0 110 3.90 2.620 16.46  0  1    4    4
## 2  21.0   6 160.0 110 3.90 2.875 17.02  0  1    4    4
## 3  22.8   4 108.0  93 3.85 2.320 18.61  1  1    4    1
## 4  21.4   6 258.0 110 3.08 3.215 19.44  1  0    3    1
## 5  18.7   8 360.0 175 3.15 3.440 17.02  0  0    3    2
## 6  18.1   6 225.0 105 2.76 3.460 20.22  1  0    3    1
## 7  14.3   8 360.0 245 3.21 3.570 15.84  0  0    3    4
## 8  24.4   4 146.7  62 3.69 3.190 20.00  1  0    4    2
## 9  22.8   4 140.8  95 3.92 3.150 22.90  1  0    4    2
## 10 19.2   6 167.6 123 3.92 3.440 18.30  1  0    4    4
## 11 17.8   6 167.6 123 3.92 3.440 18.90  1  0    4    4
## 12 16.4   8 275.8 180 3.07 4.070 17.40  0  0    3    3
## 13 17.3   8 275.8 180 3.07 3.730 17.60  0  0    3    3
## 14 15.2   8 275.8 180 3.07 3.780 18.00  0  0    3    3
## 15 10.4   8 472.0 205 2.93 5.250 17.98  0  0    3    4
## 16 10.4   8 460.0 215 3.00 5.424 17.82  0  0    3    4
## 17 14.7   8 440.0 230 3.23 5.345 17.42  0  0    3    4
## 18 32.4   4  78.7  66 4.08 2.200 19.47  1  1    4    1
## 19 30.4   4  75.7  52 4.93 1.615 18.52  1  1    4    2
## 20 33.9   4  71.1  65 4.22 1.835 19.90  1  1    4    1
## 21 21.5   4 120.1  97 3.70 2.465 20.01  1  0    3    1
## 22 15.5   8 318.0 150 2.76 3.520 16.87  0  0    3    2
## 23 15.2   8 304.0 150 3.15 3.435 17.30  0  0    3    2
## 24 13.3   8 350.0 245 3.73 3.840 15.41  0  0    3    4
## 25 19.2   8 400.0 175 3.08 3.845 17.05  0  0    3    2
## 26 27.3   4  79.0  66 4.08 1.935 18.90  1  1    4    1
## 27 26.0   4 120.3  91 4.43 2.140 16.70  0  1    5    2
## 28 30.4   4  95.1 113 3.77 1.513 16.90  1  1    5    2
## 29 15.8   8 351.0 264 4.22 3.170 14.50  0  1    5    4
## 30 19.7   6 145.0 175 3.62 2.770 15.50  0  1    5    6
## 31 15.0   8 301.0 335 3.54 3.570 14.60  0  1    5    8
## 32 21.4   4 121.0 109 4.11 2.780 18.60  1  1    4    2
kb_read_file("hrbrmstr", "data/mtcars.json")
##                      mpg cyl  disp  hp drat    wt  qsec vs am gear carb
## Mazda RX4           21.0   6 160.0 110 3.90 2.620 16.46  0  1    4    4
## Mazda RX4 Wag       21.0   6 160.0 110 3.90 2.875 17.02  0  1    4    4
## Datsun 710          22.8   4 108.0  93 3.85 2.320 18.61  1  1    4    1
## Hornet 4 Drive      21.4   6 258.0 110 3.08 3.215 19.44  1  0    3    1
## Hornet Sportabout   18.7   8 360.0 175 3.15 3.440 17.02  0  0    3    2
## Valiant             18.1   6 225.0 105 2.76 3.460 20.22  1  0    3    1
## Duster 360          14.3   8 360.0 245 3.21 3.570 15.84  0  0    3    4
## Merc 240D           24.4   4 146.7  62 3.69 3.190 20.00  1  0    4    2
## Merc 230            22.8   4 140.8  95 3.92 3.150 22.90  1  0    4    2
## Merc 280            19.2   6 167.6 123 3.92 3.440 18.30  1  0    4    4
## Merc 280C           17.8   6 167.6 123 3.92 3.440 18.90  1  0    4    4
## Merc 450SE          16.4   8 275.8 180 3.07 4.070 17.40  0  0    3    3
## Merc 450SL          17.3   8 275.8 180 3.07 3.730 17.60  0  0    3    3
## Merc 450SLC         15.2   8 275.8 180 3.07 3.780 18.00  0  0    3    3
## Cadillac Fleetwood  10.4   8 472.0 205 2.93 5.250 17.98  0  0    3    4
## Lincoln Continental 10.4   8 460.0 215 3.00 5.424 17.82  0  0    3    4
## Chrysler Imperial   14.7   8 440.0 230 3.23 5.345 17.42  0  0    3    4
## Fiat 128            32.4   4  78.7  66 4.08 2.200 19.47  1  1    4    1
## Honda Civic         30.4   4  75.7  52 4.93 1.615 18.52  1  1    4    2
## Toyota Corolla      33.9   4  71.1  65 4.22 1.835 19.90  1  1    4    1
## Toyota Corona       21.5   4 120.1  97 3.70 2.465 20.01  1  0    3    1
## Dodge Challenger    15.5   8 318.0 150 2.76 3.520 16.87  0  0    3    2
## AMC Javelin         15.2   8 304.0 150 3.15 3.435 17.30  0  0    3    2
## Camaro Z28          13.3   8 350.0 245 3.73 3.840 15.41  0  0    3    4
## Pontiac Firebird    19.2   8 400.0 175 3.08 3.845 17.05  0  0    3    2
## Fiat X1-9           27.3   4  79.0  66 4.08 1.935 18.90  1  1    4    1
## Porsche 914-2       26.0   4 120.3  91 4.43 2.140 16.70  0  1    5    2
## Lotus Europa        30.4   4  95.1 113 3.77 1.513 16.90  1  1    5    2
## Ford Pantera L      15.8   8 351.0 264 4.22 3.170 14.50  0  1    5    4
## Ferrari Dino        19.7   6 145.0 175 3.62 2.770 15.50  0  1    5    6
## Maserati Bora       15.0   8 301.0 335 3.54 3.570 14.60  0  1    5    8
## Volvo 142E          21.4   4 121.0 109 4.11 2.780 18.60  1  1    4    2