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Earthquake

Terminal-based Twitter Client with Streaming API support. Only supports Ruby 1.9 and later.

Homepage: https://github.com/jugyo/earthquake
Twitter: http://twitter.com/earthquakegem
Changelog'd: earthquake: Twitter terminal client with streaming API support
Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2KtBGrIe5c
Slide: http://www.slideshare.net/jugyo/earthquakegem

We need patches that fix the english of the documentation!

http://images.instagram.com/media/2011/03/21/862f3b8d119b4eeb9c52e690a0087f5e_7.jpg

Features

  • Use Twitter entirely in your Terminal.
  • Receive data in real time with Streaming API.
  • Easily extend using Ruby.

Install

Quick-installation using Docker (http://docker.io)

Just clone the repo and:

$ sudo docker build -t earthquake .
$ sudo docker run --rm -i -name earthquake -t earthquake

Normall installation

You'll need openssl and readline support with your 1.9.2. If you are using rvm you can run:

$ rvm pkg install openssl
$ rvm pkg install readline
$ rvm remove 1.9.2
$ rvm install 1.9.2 --with-openssl-dir=$HOME/.rvm/usr \
  --with-readline-dir=$HOME/.rvm/usr

Then install the gem:

$ gem install earthquake

Ubuntu: EventMachine needs the package libssl-dev.

$ sudo apt-get install libssl-dev

Command-Line Usage

Launch

$ earthquake

Help

⚡ :help

Tweet

⚡ Hello World!

Show

⚡ $xx

$xx is the alias of tweet id.

Reply

⚡ $xx hi!

Delete

⚡ :delete $xx

Retweet

⚡ :retweet $xx

Timeline

⚡ :recent
⚡ :recent jugyo

Lists

⚡ :recent yugui/ruby-committers

Search

⚡ :search #ruby

Eval

⚡ :eval Time.now

Exit

⚡ :exit

Reconnect

⚡ :reconnect

Restart

⚡ :restart

Threads

⚡ :thread $xx

Install Plugins

⚡ :plugin_install https://gist.github.com/899506

Alias

⚡ :alias :rt :retweet

Tweet Ascii Art

⚡ :update[ENTER]
[input EOF (e.g. Ctrl+D) at the last]
    ⚡
   ⚡
    ⚡
   ⚡
^D

View Ascii Art

# permanently
⚡ :eval config[:raw_text] = true

# temporarily(with :status, :recent or :thread etc...)
⚡ :aa :status $aa

Stream Filter Tracking

# keywords
⚡ :filter keyword earthquakegem twitter

# users
⚡ :filter user jugyo matsuu

# return to normal user stream
⚡ :filter off

Show config

# All config
⚡ :config

# config for :key
⚡ :config key

Set config

# set config for :key to (evaluated) value
⚡ :config key 1 + 1
{
    :key => 2
}
⚡ :config key {foo: 1, bar: 2}
{
    :key => {
        :foo => 1,
        :bar => 2
    }
}
# merge new config if both are Hash
⚡ :config key {bar: 3}
{
    :key => {
        :foo => 1,
        :bar => 3
    }
}

And more!

Configuration

The default earthquake directory is ~/.earthquake.

The config file is ~/.earthquake/config.

Changing the earthquake directory

You can change the directory at launch by entering a directory as an argument. For example:

$ earthquake ~/.earthquake_foo

Changing the colors for user name

# ~/.earthquake/config
# For example, to exclude blue:
Earthquake.config[:colors] = (31..36).to_a - [34]

Changing the color scheme

# ~/.earthquake/config
Earthquake.config[:color] = {
  :info => 34,
  :notice => 41,
  :event  => 46,
  :url => [4, 34]
}

Tracking specified keywords

# ~/.earthquake/config
Earthquake.config[:api] = {
  :method => 'POST',
  :host => 'stream.twitter.com',
  :path => '/1/statuses/filter.json',
  :ssl => true,
  :filters => %w(Twitter Earthquake)
}

Tracking specified users

# ~/.earthquake/config
Earthquake.config[:api] = {
  :method => 'POST',
  :host => 'stream.twitter.com',
  :path => '/1/statuses/filter.json',
  :ssl => true,
  :params => {
    :follow => '6253282,183709371' # @twitterapi @sitestreams
  }
}

Defining aliases

# ~/.earthquake/config
Earthquake.alias_command :rt, :retweet

Default confirmation type

# ~/.earthquake/config
Earthquake.config[:confirm_type] = :n

HTTP proxy support

Please set environment variable http_proxy if you want earthquake to use an http proxy.

Desktop Notifications

To enable desktop notifications, install one of the following:

Call Earthquake.notify for desktop notification. You can try it by using the :eval command:

⚡ :eval notify 'Hello World!'

Plugins

See https://github.com/jugyo/earthquake/wiki

Making Plugins

~/.earthquake/plugin is the directory for plugins. At launch, Earthquake tries to load files under this directory. The block that is specified for Earthquake.init will be reloaded at any command line input.

Defining your commands

A command named 'foo':

Earthquake.init do
  command :foo do
    puts "foo!"
  end
end

Handling the command args:

Earthquake.init do
  command :hi do |m|
    puts "Hi #{m[1]}!"
  end
end

'm' is a http://www.ruby-doc.org/core/classes/MatchData.html object.

Using regexp:

Earthquake.init do
  # Usage: :add 10 20
  command %r|^:add (\d+)\s+(\d+)|, :as => :add do |m|
    puts m[1].to_i + m[2].to_i
  end
end

Handling outputs

Keyword notifier:

Earthquake.init do
  output do |item|
    next unless item["_stream"]
    if item["text"] =~ /ruby/i
      notify "#{item["user"]["screen_name"]}: #{item["text"]}"
    end
  end
end

Favorite notifier:

Earthquake.init do
  output do |item|
    case item["event"]
    when "favorite"
      notify "[favorite] #{item["source"]["screen_name"]} => #{item["target"]["screen_name"]} : #{item["target_object"]["text"]}"
    end
  end
end

Defining filters for output

Filtering by keywords

Earthquake.init do
  output_filter do |item|
    if item["_stream"] && item["text"]
      item["text"] =~ /ruby/i
    else
      true
    end
  end
end

Replacing the output for tweets

Earthquake.init do
  output :tweet do |item|
    next unless item["text"]
    name = item["user"]["screen_name"]
    puts "#{name.c(color_of(name))}: foo"
  end
end

Defining completion

Earthquake.init do
  completion do |text|
    ['jugyo', 'earthquake', '#eqrb'].grep(/^#{Regexp.quote(text)}/)
  end
end

TODO

  • mark my tweet
  • Earthquake should parse ARGV
  • ruby1.9nize
  • guideline for plugin
  • deal proxy
  • spec

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2011 jugyo. See LICENSE.txt for further details.

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