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A smart and nice Twitter client on terminal.

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Rainbow Stream

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Terminal-based Twitter Client. Realtime tweetstream, compose, search , favorite … and much more fun directly from terminal.

This package is built on the top of Python Twitter Tool and Twitter API, can run on Python 2.7.x and 3.x .

Showcase

Screencast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tykCvPMJq8s

Screenshot: (click to see)

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Install

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

Usage

The stream

Just type

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.

Theme customization

Rainbow Stream is shipped with some default themes. You can either change theme by theme command or create your favorite one.

Theme’s screenshot:

  • Monokai
monokai
  • Solarized
solarized
  • Tomorrow Night
tomorrownight
  • Larapaste
larapaste

For detaile information, see theme usage and customization.

Bug and feature requests

Found a bug or a feature request ? Please create an issue or contact me at @dtvd88

Development

If you want to build a runnable version yourself, follow these simple steps

  • Create your own Twitter Application

  • Get your Twitter application’s API key and secret

  • Fork this repo and clone in your system.

  • 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 (cloned directory)
    virtualenv venv # Python3 users: use -p to specify python3
    source venv/bin/activate
    pip install -e .
    which rainbowstream # /this-directory/venv/bin/rainbowstream
    pip list | grep rainbowstream # rainbowstream (0.x.x, /this-directory)
    # Remove ~/.rainbow_oauth if exists
    rainbowstream # local version of rainbowstream
    

Contributing

I appreciate any help and support. Feel free to fork and create a pull request. You will be listed as contributor.

License

Rainbow Stream are released under an MIT License. See LICENSE.txt for details

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