### confusedman's blog

By confusedman, history, 4 weeks ago, ,

UPDATE 2: It seems codeforces has added back AES, the original cf-tool will no longer work. The one posted here should work for parsing problem test cases though. (5th August 2020)

UPDATE 1: Since codeforces rolled back the AES update, the original cf-tool should work fine.

I have been using the codeforces cf-tool by xalanq quite extensively and was disappointed to learn that the new RCPC decryption update had completely broken the amazing tool.

So I thought it would be fixed soon by xalanq but it turns out that his last visit was 4 months ago.

There is a good possibility that he will not see these messages and there won't be an update to the tool... So I learnt Go and cloned his public repository, managing to add extra functionality that makes it possible to parse contests and test cases. This means that we can use cf parse <contest number> and cf test freely. However, it still isn't possible to login (hoping somebody can fix this?).

Anyway, here's the public repository: https://github.com/confusedman1/cf-tool

And here's the binary file release: https://github.com/confusedman1/cf-tool/releases/tag/v1.1

## Tutorial

When you type in cf config, you should see the following:

0) login
2) delete a template
3) set default template
4) run "cf gen" after "cf parse"
5) set host domain
6) set proxy
7) set folders' name



You have to choose option 8 and add your RCPC token before anything can work. The way you can obtain your RCPC token is by logging in to codeforces normally on the website, opening the developer console, and entering document.cookie. This should give you a very long string that contains something like this : ;RCPC=b82f94cccc963782ef928c71012df34e;. In this case, b82f94cccc963782ef928c71012df34e is the token you should enter after selecting option 8.

That's it, now you should be able to successfully parse contests/problems.

Thanks to xalanq for making cf-tool, prophet_ for identifying the AES issue and providing a foundation to fix it. Good luck to infixint943, you are still active these days so I hope you can fix your tool!

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 » 4 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   0 Hello,Thanks so much! When I tried this, it still didn't work... Submit CONTEST 1111, problem d Not logged. Try to login Login el_heffeh... Cannot find csrfEdit: Sorry, the above was for "cf submit." When I tried to do "cf parse," it comes in with another error: \$ cf parse 7 Parse CONTEST 7 Cannot find any problem statis
•  » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Are you sure you correctly entered your RCPC token?
•  » » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Yes, I did F12 (inspect) then in the console typed "document.cookie" and under RCPC that's what it gave me.
•  » » » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 It's working fine for me, the only time I get 'Cannot find any problem statis' is when my RCPC token is set incorrectly. Try refreshing the codeforces page and updating the RCPC token on the terminal.
•  » » » » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 It wasn't working yesterday, but now it works. Thanks!P.S. When do you think you can get the submit function to work?
•  » » » » » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   +3 Codeforces fortunately rolled back the AES decryption, which means you can download the original one by xalanq and all the functions should work perfectly.
•  » » » » » » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Submit works fine, but parsing the problems still does not parse the testcases.
•  » » » » » » » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Just checked, it works fine for me. Are you sure you are using the one by xalanq?
•  » » » » » » » » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Just checked again, now it works! Maybe was something with cache or the like.
•  » » » » » » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 the old one by xalanq works now for parsing, but the submit function still does not work for me.
•  » » » » » » » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 You need to pass in the problem id for submit to work I think.
•  » » » » » » » » » 3 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Oh well, I did that and it still doesn't work. rip
 » 4 weeks ago, # |   0 rip xalanq
 » 4 weeks ago, # |   0 Thanks for making this partial fix to cf tools!I've recently written a script to automatically decode the RCPC token from the command line, without needing to read from browser cookies. https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/80135Perhaps you could potentially integrate something like this to automatically add the token?
•  » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   +3 I saw your post, but converting it from python to Go will take me some time since I just learnt Go.
 » 4 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   0 I am noob. I don't understand what I should do after going to the binary file release. The cf file doesn't have any extension. Is it the exe file? And I am using windows.
•  » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 I have updated the release with windows executables: https://github.com/confusedman1/cf-tool/releases/tag/v1.1
•  » » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Thanks. But I think I have done exactly told in the blog. Now when trying to log in it shows 'Not logged in'.
•  » » » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 You should use the one by xalanq, mine doesn't support login.
•  » » » » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Does your version works without login(only using RCPC token)? I mean, can I use it during contest without even logging in.!
•  » » » » » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Yes, but you won't be able to submit and use a few other commands.
 » 4 weeks ago, # |   0 I am a little sceptical about this, since your account is an alt, and you created the github just 17 hours ago.why not do it from you own account?
•  » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 I prefer anonymity.
•  » » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Anonymity is cool if you're sharing opinions, but since you're sharing executable files, which (even tho i appreciate your hard work) can very well be virus, spyware etc and might even compromise the user credentials. Because we need to enter cf username and password in this tool
•  » » » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Login doesn't work as mentioned, so you don't have to worry about your credentials. As for the executables, the code is open source on GitHub so you can feel free to clone the repository, look at the code, and build the executable yourself.
 » 4 weeks ago, # |   +8 As an alternative of cf tool, you can use ai-virtual-assistant . It works for not only codeforces but also a lot jugdes out there.