A command-line Twitter client as an example of how to build a curses application.
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This Twitter client uses the Rurses library to build a moderate sized curses application that uses many typical input and output features. This is meant to serve as an example for how to build your own curses applications.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'bird_of_paradise'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install bird_of_paradise


You can launch the client with:

$ bin/bop

Use the tab key to move between columns, j and k to scroll tweets, and q to quit.


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release to create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.


  1. Fork it ( https://github.com/[my-github-username]/bird_of_paradise/fork )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request