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Twitter to text via template. Somehow that abbreviates to "twempest".

Project description

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Motivation

Twempest was born of the need to periodically echo my Twitter tweets as posts on my Jekyll-built blog. That’s it, that’s all.

Licence

Licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 3. Refer to the attached LICENSE file or see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/ for details.

Change Log

The current version is 0.1.2. Twempest is semver-ish in its versioning scheme.

Twempest is currently an alpha release, so expect many many breaking changes.

Installation

Homebrew (macOS)

On macOS, Homebrew will take care of installing any dependencies, including Python 3.

brew tap yukondude/tap
brew install twempest

PyPI (POSIX)

On *NIX, you will first need to install Python 3.3 (or higher) using your preferred method.

pip3 install twempest

Development Setup

  1. Create a Python 3 virtualenv for Twempest: mkvirtualenv --python=$(which python3) Twempest
  2. Clone the Twempest repo: git clone https://github.com/yukondude/Twempest.git
  3. Install dependencies: pip install -r requirements.txt -r requirements-dev.txt -r requirements-test.txt
  4. Install the project in development mode: ./setup.py develop
  5. Run the unit tests to make sure everything is copacetic: ./setup.py test
  6. Pour a snifter of Château de Montifaud and light up a Laranja Reserva Toro.

Usage

Run twempest --help to view the usage instructions:

Usage: twempest [OPTIONS] TEMPLATE

  Download a sequence of recent Twitter tweets and convert these, via the
  given template file, to text format. Twempest uses the Jinja template
  syntax throughout: http://jinja.pocoo.org/docs/2.9/templates/

Options:
  -c, --config-path TEXT  Twempest configuration directory path, which must be
                          writable, and must also contain the twempest.conf
                          file.  [default: ~/.twempest]
  -a, --append            Append rendered tweet(s) to existing file(s) rather
                          than skipping past with a warning.
  -i, --image-path TEXT   The directory path (template tags allowed) to write
                          downloaded image (media type == 'photo') files. The
                          directory path will be created if it doesn't exist.
                          Media file names use the --render-file name followed
                          by a number and the appropriate file extension. If
                          omitted, media files will not be downloaded.
  -u, --image-url TEXT    The URL path (template tags allowed) to use for all
                          image files downloaded via the --image-path option.
  -f, --render-file TEXT  The file name (template tags allowed) for the
                          rendered tweets. If omitted, tweets will be rendered
                          to STDOUT.
  -p, --render-path TEXT  The directory path (template tags allowed) to write
                          the rendered tweet files. The directory path will be
                          created if it doesn't exist.  [default: .]
  -@, --replies           Include @replies in the list of retrieved tweets.
  -r, --retweets          Include retweets in the list of retrieved tweets.
  -s, --since-id TEXT     Retrieve tweets that follow this ID in the timeline.
                          Required, unless the ID has already been recorded in
                          the config path directory after a previous run of
                          Twempest.
  -V, --version           Show version and exit.
  -h, --help              Show this message and exit.

Sample Configuration

Contents of twempest.config.sample:

# Sample Twempest configuration file. See https://github.com/yukondude/Twempest
# for details. Save this to ~/.twempest/twempest.config as the default
# configuration whenever twempest is run, or save it somewhere convenient as
# twempest.config and reference it via the -c/--config-path command-line switch.

[twempest]
# Most twempest long-form command-line switches may be used here (excluding the
# leading double-dash). The obvious exceptions would include --config-path,
# --help, and --version, but go ahead and try them if you like. The commented-
# out defaults are shown below. See the --help output for details.

# Do not append to existing files.
# append=false

# Do not download image files.
# image-path=

# Do not download image files.
# image-url=

# Render tweets to STDOUT.
# render-file=
# Because template expressions are allowed for this option, you can generate
# rendered file names using any of the tweet context variable contents. For
# example: render-file={{tweet.created_at|isodate}}-{{tweet.text|slugify}}.md
# might render to something like: 2017-02-14-be-my-valentine.md
# Use the slugify filter to eliminate any non-filesystem-safe characters from
# the tweet text.

# Write rendered tweets to the current directory.
# render-path=.
# Template expressions are also allowed for this option, so the directory path
# can be made to change based upon a tweet status variable.

# Exclude @replies from the list of retrieved tweets.
# replies=false

# Exclude retweets from the list of retrieved tweets.
# retweets=false

# Don't specify a most recent Twitter ID.
# since-id=
# Since this isn't specified (and normally wouldn't be in a config file), there
# must already be an ID recorded in the config path directory after a previous
# run of Twempest.

[twitter]
# Visit https://apps.twitter.com/ to generate these keys, secrets, tokens, and
# token secrets. Secret tokens? Token keys? Secret secrets?
consumer_key=
consumer_secret=
access_token=
access_token_secret=

Sample Template

A simple template to render a tweet as Markdown text suitable for Jekyll posts (twempest.template.sample):

---
title: {{ tweet.text|delink|truncate(80,False) }}
author: {{ tweet.user.name }}
date: '{{ tweet.created_at }}'
tweet_id: {{ tweet.id }}
---
{{ tweet.text|relink("[{{text}}]({{url}})")|reimage("![{{alt}}]({{url}})") }}

Template Filters

isodate

Format a date as YYYY-MM-DD.

reimage(tag_format)

Remove image URLs and append them to the end, using the template tag_format with variables alt and url to format each.

slugify

Transform the given text into a suitable file name that is also scrubbed of URLs and hashtags.

README.md generated February 26, 2017

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