This script takes all tweets from a user’s home timeline on Twitter and posts them to one Mastodon account. It makes use of the CW tag to display from which user the tweet originally came from. Media entities like photos, gifs and videos are mirrored as well.
Example use case: A few people I care about still use Twitter but I don’t want to check Twitter separately, so I’ve created a private and locked bot account on my own Mastodon instance to which this script mirrors my Twitter home timeline. This way I can keep up with their Tweets without them even having a Mastodon account or using a mirror script themselves. Of course it is not possibly to interact with them as actions taken on Mastodon are not replicated on Twitter.
Previously this tool was written in Python3, you can still find it in the history.
go get -u github.com/buckket/twtlmirror
- Edit config.toml (Twitter and Mastodon API credentials)
./twtlmirror -config config.toml
- This script works best when used in combination with systemd timers or cron.
- The script creates a file (since_id) in the current working directory to save the last processed id. Make sure it is able to do so, or you it will process the same tweets over and over again.