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Interact with Mastodon social networks from the command line.

Project description

Interact with Mastodon social networks from the command line.


Install using pip:

pip install toot


Running toot displays a list of available commands.

Running toot <command> -h shows the documentation for the given command.

$ toot

toot - a Mastodon CLI client

  toot login       Log into a Mastodon instance
  toot login_2fa   Log in using two factor authentication (experimental)
  toot logout      Log out, delete stored access keys
  toot auth        Show stored credentials
  toot whoami      Display logged in user details
  toot whois       Display user details
  toot post        Post a status text to your timeline
  toot upload      Upload an image or video file
  toot search      Search for users or hashtags
  toot follow      Follow an account
  toot unfollow    Unfollow an account
  toot timeline    Show recent items in your public timeline
  toot curses      An experimental timeline app.

To get help for each command run:
  toot <command> --help

It is possible to pipe status text into toot post, for example:

echo "Text to post" | toot post
cat mypost.txt | toot post


Before tooting, you need to login to a Mastodon instance:

toot login

Two factor authentication is supported experimentally, instead of login, you should instead run login_2fa:

toot login_2fa

You will be asked to chose an instance and enter your credentials.

The application and user access tokens will be saved in two files in your home directory:

  • ~/.config/toot/instances/<name> - created for each mastodon instance once
  • ~/.config/toot/user.cfg

You can check whether you are currently logged in:

toot auth

And you can logout which will remove the stored access tokens:

toot logout

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