TweetHog - Stream, filter and react to Twitter status updates
This tool provides an easy way to stream, filter and optionally react (like, follow, save image, log,...) to tweets based on topic, language and user profile. It is similar to commercial SaaS offerings such as TweetFull, RoboLike or Twitfox. However...
- TweetHog is free, fast and doesn't require setting up a server
- You stay in control of your data and don't need to give access to your Twitter account
- You can improve your Go skills if you choose to adapt it to your specific needs
Make sure you got Go version >= 1.11 installed on your computer. It can be downloaded for free at https://golang.org/dl/. You might need to install Xcode and agree to its license first on OS X.
Then open a terminal and enter:
go get github.com/lastzero/tweethog/cmd/tweethog
To update it afterwards:
go get -u github.com/lastzero/tweethog/cmd/tweethog
Note: Your PATH, GOPATH and GOROOT environment variables
need to be set correctly for
go get to work as expected.
In order to stream status updates, TweetHog needs access to the Twitter API:
- Copy config.example.yml to
- Create your own Twitter API keys & tokens on https://apps.twitter.com/app/new
- Put them in
~/.tweethogby replacing the placeholders
Hint: You can use the
--config-file flag to use a different config file.
Note: Due to an issue with the go-twitter library, you won't see any error when using invalid credentials. See comments.
# tweethog filter -t cat 2017/10/27 07:29:47 Starting Twitter stream... 2017/10/27 07:30:08 m$hawtyyy @xmvdieee (Following: 136, Followers: 167, Likes: 1885) someone get me a cat 2017/10/27 07:30:43 Eldar @Eldurr (Following: 228, Followers: 477, Likes: 3512) I need a vacation, just told the cat to get the fuck outta here 2017/10/27 07:30:50 Oying Alvarado @oyingalvarado (Following: 195, Followers: 9, Likes: 2447) There’s a disconcerting lack of cat tweets today
|config||Displays all configuration values|
|auth||Requests a user access token and secret for the Twitter API|
|filter||Shows all matching tweets without performing any action|
|like||Automatically likes all matching tweets|
|follow||Automatically follows all users with matching tweets|
|smartlike||Likes tweets with random delay and rate limit|
|--config-file value, -c value||YAML config filename (default: "~/.tweethog")|
|--consumer-key value||Twitter API consumer key|
|--consumer-secret value||Twitter API consumer secret|
|--access-token value||Twitter API user access token|
|--access-secret value||Twitter API user access token secret|
|--topic value, -t value||Stream filter topic e.g. cat, dog, fish|
|--lang value, -l value||Stream filter language e.g. en, de, fr|
|--min-followers value||User min followers (default: 0)|
|--max-followers value||User max followers, 0 for unlimited (default: 0)|
|--min-following value||User min following (default: 0)|
|--max-following value||User max following, 0 for unlimited (default: 0)|
|--max-tags value||Max number of hash #tags (default: 0)|
|--max-mentions value||Max number of @mentions (default: 0)|
|--retweets||Include tweets starting with RT|
|--replies||Include tweets starting with @|
|--via||Include tweets containing via @|
|--urls||Include tweets containing URLs|
|--images-only||Only tweets containing images|
|--save-images value||Save all images in a directory|
|--json-log value||Log matching tweets in a file as newline delimited JSON|
All of the flags can be set in the config file as a default. Example:
max-mentions: 1 max-tags: 2 lang: en urls: true retweets: false replies: false via: false
tweethog config to see the current values.
This tool was created by Michael Mayer in an attempt to learn Go the agile way: Start with something small that works and then refactor and improve. You can use it for free and at your own risk under the terms of the MIT license.
Please feel free to send an e-mail if you have any questions or just want to say hello. Contributions are most welcome, even if it's just a bug report or a tiny pull-request to fix a typo.