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README.md

TwitterUsernameExtractor

Extract a Twitter username from strings with various different formats. For example @username, https://twitter.com/username, http://www.twitter.com/#!/username will all map to username using this library.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'twitter_username_extractor'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install twitter_username_extractor

Usage

TwitterUsernameExtractor.extract('https://twitter.com/taylorswift13')
=> "taylorswift13"

TwitterUsernameExtractor.extract('@taylorswift13')
=> "taylorswift13"

TwitterUsernameExtractor.extract('http://www.twitter.com/@taylorswift13')
=> "taylorswift13"

Development

After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake test to run the tests. You can also 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, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.

Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/everypolitician/twitter_username_extractor.

License

The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

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