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Karlsruher Twitter Robot

Project description


  • is a robot on Twitter (Link)
  • retweets mentions from its followers when they apply some rules

Setup instructions


  • Python 3 environment (tested with 3.5 on Linux, 3.8.5 MacOS)
  • The Robot needs a home directory for its work
  • You need Twitter API credentials for your Robot

Install the latest release into your Python 3 library:

$ python3 -m pip install -U --user --pre karlsruher

Still in Beta mode: --pre and expect a moving target!

Create a home directory

You might want to use a different path here:

export ROBOT_HOME=$HOME/karlsruher
mkdir -p $ROBOT_HOME

Create auth.yaml credentials file

You want to enter your own credentials here:

export ROBOT_HOME=$HOME/karlsruher
cat >$ROBOT_HOME/auth.yaml <<EOF
# You must enter real credentials here:
    key: 'YOUR-ACCESS-KEY'
    secret: 'YOUR-ACCESS-SECRET'

Setup complete

First run

The Robot needs to fetch its followers and friends from Twitter regularly, run this initially and once per day:

export ROBOT_HOME=$HOME/karlsruher
karlsruher --home=$ROBOT_HOME -housekeeping

To just perfom the desired retweet feature, run this at any interval:

export ROBOT_HOME=$HOME/karlsruher
karlsruher --home=$ROBOT_HOME -retweet 

Crontab example:

*/5 * * * * karlsruher --home=ROBOT_HOME -retweet >>ROBOT_HOME/log 2>&1
3 3 * * *   karlsruher --home=ROBOT_HOME -housekeeping >>ROBOT_HOME/log 2>&1

Simple logfile rotation:

# cat /etc/logrotate.d/karlsruher
        rotate 7

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