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README.md

twittertools

This is a set of command-line utilities for Twitter.

  • twfriend.py - Compares your following and followers and produces 3 lists:
    1. mutual followers
    2. users you're following but aren't following you back
    3. followers you aren't following back
  • twlistdump.py - Prints out all the members of a list.
  • twlistcheck.py - Checks a list for protected users whom you aren't following. Optionally, remove those users from the list. (because you won't see their tweets in the list timeline anyway)
  • twnotifs.py - Prints out users for whom you have phone notifications turned on.
  • twretweet.py - Prints out users for whom you have turned off retweets.

twfriend.py

By default, twfriend displays all 3 friend/follow categories. You can control what twfriend displays using the -m, -r, and -o options. The -l option forces twfriend to perform another OAuth login to get a fresh token.

bash-4.3$ python twfriend.py -h
usage: twfriend.py [-h] [-l] [-m] [-r] [-o]

Categorize Twitter friends/followers.

optional arguments:
-h, --help            show this help message and exit
-l, --login           Force OAuth login
-m, --mutual          Show mutual friends
-r, --only-friends    Show only-friends
-o, --only-followers  Show only-followers

If none of -m/-r/-o are specified, display all 3 categories.
bash-4.3$

twlistcheck.py

twlistcheck checks a Twitter list for protected users that you aren't following. Those users would be easy candidates to cut from the list since you can't see their tweets anyway. After displaying these users, twlistcheck can optionally remove those users from the list after a confirmation prompt.

The -l option forces twlistcheck to perform another OAuth login to get a fresh token.

bash-4.3$ python twlistcheck.py -h
usage: twlistcheck.py [-h] [-l] user list

Check a Twitter list for protected users I'm not following.

positional arguments:
user         User name
list         List name

optional arguments:
-h, --help   show this help message and exit
-l, --login  Force OAuth login
bash-4.3$

twlistdump.py

twlistdump displays all the members of a list. You could use it to backup a list, for example, although there is no tool yet to restore a list saved in this way.

The -l option forces twlistdump to perform another OAuth login to get a fresh token.

bash-4.3$ python twlistdump.py -h
usage: twlistdump.py [-h] [-l] user list

Dump a Twitter list.

positional arguments:
user         User name
list         List name

optional arguments:
-h, --help   show this help message and exit
-l, --login  Force OAuth login
bash-4.3$

twnotifs.py

twnotifs displays a list of users for whom you have SMS notifications turned on. This is useful if you want to prune your notifications list without waiting for each user to tweet to see for whom you have that setting enabled.

The -l option forces twnotifs to perform another OAuth login to get a fresh token.

bash-4.3$ python twnotifs.py -h
usage: twnotifs.py [-h] [-l]

Show phone notifications

optional arguments:
-h, --help   show this help message and exit
-l, --login  Force OAuth login
bash-4.3$

twretweet.py

twretweet displays a list of users on whom you have turned off retweets. You can use this list to see who could be considered for reenabling retweets.

The -l option forces twretweet to perform another OAuth login to get a fresh token.

bash-4.3$ python twretweet.py -h
usage: twretweet.py [-h] [-l]

Show disabled retweets

optional arguments:
-h, --help   show this help message and exit
-l, --login  Force OAuth login
bash-4.3$

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