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A simple twitter command line client

Project description

Introduction

ptwit is a simple command-line-based Twitter client.

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Requirements

Installation

To install ptwit, simply:

$ pip install ptwit

Authorization

For the first time you run ptwit command, you will be asked for your Twitter application information, which you can find at https://dev.twitter.com/apps. If you don’t have one, register at https://dev.twitter.com/apps/new.

You can also manually set your Twitter application information via the commands below:

$ ptwit config -g set consumer_key "CONSUMER KEY HERE"
$ ptwit config -g set consumer_secret "CONSUMER SECRET HERE"

ptwit supports multiple Twitter accounts. You can always use the login command to log into a new account:

$ ptwit login

The command above will take you to the Twitter authorization page, and ask you to give a name for this account.

You can easily switch between accounts you’ve already authorized:

$ ptwit login ACCOUNT

To remove an account from your computer, use this command:

$ ptwit config remove ACCOUNT

Twitter Commands

Get home timeline

$ ptwit timeline            # latest tweets
$ ptwit timeline -c 20      # latest 20 tweets

Get tweets of a Twitter user

$ ptwit tweets              # list your tweets
$ ptwit tweets USER         # list someone's tweets

Get mentions or replies

$ ptwit mentions
$ ptwit replies

Post a new tweet

$ ptwit post "YOUR STATUS"
$ ptwit post < tweet.txt

Send direct message

$ ptwit send USER "YOUR MESSAGE"
$ cat message.txt | ptwit send USER

List followings

$ ptwit followings

List followers

$ ptwit followers

Follow or unfollow Twitter users

$ ptwit follow USER
$ ptwit unfollow USER

List your favorite tweets

$ ptwit faves

Get a Twitter user’s information

$ ptwit whois USER

Search tweets

$ ptwit search TERM

LICENSE

ptwit is under the MIT License. See LICENSE file for full license text.

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