TweetSlurp backs up your tweets to a JSON file. It only downloads tweets that it hasn't already seen, so you can run it in a cron job to ensure that your latest tweets are always backed up.
The JSON format is simply the raw JSON returned by Twitter's user_timeline API, with a small amount of TweetSlurp metadata at the top. This makes it easily parseable by existing code that deals with Twitter data.
$ npm i -g tweetslurp
tweetslurp -u <twitter username> [-o <output file>] [options]
For example, to automatically back up all my tweets, I run the following command.
$ tweetslurp -u yaypie -o tweets.json
tweetslurp -h to see additional options.
Probably. I wrote this thing in a couple of hours and barely tested it. Good luck.
To contribute a patch, please fork this repo, create a topic branch for your change, then open a pull request describing what your change does and why I should pull it. Be warned that I'm super picky about code quality and style.
Before contributing any big changes, please check with me to see whether I'm interested. Otherwise, you may end up wasting your time.
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