A smart and nice Twitter client on terminal.
Terminal-based Twitter Client. Realtime tweetstream, compose, search , favorite … and much more fun directly from terminal.
Screenshot: (click to see)
The quick way
You will need Python and pip (2.7.x or 3.x).
sudo pip install rainbowstream # Python 3 users: sudo pip3 install rainbowstream
The recommended way
virtualenv venv # Python 3 users : use -p to specify your Python 3 localtion as below # virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python3 venv source venv/bin/activate pip install rainbowstream
and see your stream.
I shipped a feature which can display tweet’s images directly on terminal. You can try it with:
rainbowstream -iot # Or rainbowstream --image-on-term
In the first time you will be asked for authorization of Rainbow Stream app at Twitter. Just click the “Authorize access” button and paste PIN number to the terminal, the rainbow will start.
The interactive mode
While your personal stream is continued, you are also ready to tweet, search, reply, retweet… directly from console. Simply type “h” and hit the Enter key to see the help.
Input is in interactive mode. It means that you can use arrow key to move up and down history, tab-autocomplete or 2 tab to view available suggestion. Input history from previous run is available as well.
Available commands are listed in Read The Docs.
Rainbow Stream is shipped with some default themes. You can either change theme by theme command or create your favorite one.
- Tomorrow Night
For detaile information, see theme usage and customization.
Bug and feature requests
If you want to build a runnable version yourself, follow these simple steps
Get your Twitter application’s API key and secret
Fork github’s repo
Create a file consumer.py in rainbowstream folder with following content
# Consumer information CONSUMER_KEY = 'APIKey' # Your Twitter application's API key CONSUMER_SECRET = 'APISecret' # Your Twitter application's API secret
Use pip to install in local
# cd to directory which contains setup.py virtualenv venv # Python3 users: use -p to specify python3 source venv/bin/activate pip install -e . pip list | grep rainbowstream # confirm installed version rainbowstream # local version of rainbowstream
Rainbow Stream are released under an MIT License. See LICENSE.txt for details