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update bti.1 with new info from xml file

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1 parent 8b31951 commit 71868b444973a27a53b8a4093a01a05cf177b990 @gregkh committed Mar 23, 2009
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27 bti.1
@@ -171,7 +171,7 @@ bti \- send a tweet to twitter\&.com or identi\&.ca from the command line
.SH "Synopsis"
.fam C
.HP \w'\fBbti\fR\ 'u
-\fBbti\fR [\fB\-\-account\ account\fR] [\fB\-\-password\ password\fR] [\fB\-\-action\ action\fR] [\fB\-\-user\ screenname\fR] [\fB\-\-host\ HOST_NAME\fR] [\fB\-\-proxy\ PROXY:PORT\fR] [\fB\-\-logfile\ LOGFILE\fR] [\fB\-\-bash\fR] [\fB\-\-debug\fR] [\fB\-\-version\fR] [\fB\-\-help\fR]
+\fBbti\fR [\fB\-\-account\ account\fR] [\fB\-\-password\ password\fR] [\fB\-\-action\ action\fR] [\fB\-\-user\ screenname\fR] [\fB\-\-host\ HOST_NAME\fR] [\fB\-\-proxy\ PROXY:PORT\fR] [\fB\-\-logfile\ LOGFILE\fR] [\fB\-\-bash\fR] [\fB\-\-shrink\-urls\fR] [\fB\-\-debug\fR] [\fB\-\-dry\-run\fR] [\fB\-\-version\fR] [\fB\-\-help\fR]
.fam
.SH "DESCRIPTION"
.PP
@@ -190,7 +190,7 @@ Specify the password of your twitter\&.com or identi\&.ca account\&.
.PP
\fB\-\-action action\fR
.RS 4
-Specify the action which you want to perform\&. Valid options are "update" to send a message, "friends" to see your friends timeline, "public" to track public timeline, "replies" to see replies to your messages and "user" to see a specific user timeline\&.
+Specify the action which you want to perform\&. Valid options are "update" to send a message, "friends" to see your friends timeline, "public" to track public timeline, "replies" to see replies to your messages and "user" to see a specific user\'s timeline\&.
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-user screenname\fR
@@ -217,11 +217,23 @@ If \-\-proxy is not specified but the environment variable \'http_proxy\' is set
Specify a logfile for bti to write status messages to\&. LOGFILE is in relation to the user\'s home directory, not an absolute path to a file\&.
.RE
.PP
+\fB\-\-shrink\-urls\fR
+.RS 4
+Scans the tweet text for valid URL patterns and passes each through the supplied bti\-shrink\-urls script\&. The script will pass the URL to a web service that shrinks the URLs, making it more suitable for micro\-blogging\&.
+.sp
+Currently, only http://2tu\&.us/ is used as a URL shrinking service\&.
+.RE
+.PP
\fB\-\-debug\fR
.RS 4
Print a whole bunch of debugging messages to stdout\&.
.RE
.PP
+\fB\-\-dry\-run\fR
+.RS 4
+Performs all steps that would normally be done for a given action, but will not connect to the service to post or retrieve data\&.
+.RE
+.PP
\fB\-\-bash\fR
.RS 4
Add the working directory and a \'$\' in the tweet message to help specify it is coming from a command line\&. Don\'t put the working directory and the \'$\' in the tweet message\&.
@@ -268,12 +280,12 @@ The twitter\&.com or identi\&.ca account name you wish to use to send this messa
The twitter\&.com or identi\&.ca password for the account you wish to use to send this message with\&.
.RE
.PP
-\fBaction\fR
+\fB\-\-action action\fR
.RS 4
-Specify the action which you want to perform\&. Valid options are "update" to send a message, "friends" to see your friends timeline, "public" to track public timeline, "replies" to see replies to your messages and "user" to see a specific user timeline\&.
+Specify the action which you want to perform\&. Valid options are "update" to send a message, "friends" to see your friends timeline, "public" to track public timeline, "replies" to see replies to your messages and "user" to see a specific user\'s timeline\&.
.RE
.PP
-\fBscreenname\fR
+\fB\-\-user screenname\fR
.RS 4
Specify the user you want to see his/her messages while the action is "user"\&.
.RE
@@ -293,6 +305,11 @@ The http proxy needed to send data out to the Internet\&.
The logfile name for bti to write what happened to\&. This file is relative to the user\'s home directory\&. If this file is not specified here or on the command line, no logging will be written to the disk\&.
.RE
.PP
+\fBshrink\-urls\fR
+.RS 4
+Setting this variable to \'true\' or \'yes\' will enable the URL shrinking feature\&. This is equivalent to using the \-\-shrink\-urls option\&.
+.RE
+.PP
There is an example config file called
\FCbti\&.example\F[]
in the source tree that shows the structure of the file if you need an example to work off of\&.

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