The twitter gem previously contained a command-line interface, up until version 0.5.0, when it was removed. This project is offered as a sucessor to that effort, however it is a clean room implementation that contains none of John Nunemaker's original code.
gem install t
t help will give you a list of all the available commands. You can
t help TASK to get help for a specific command.
Because Twitter requires OAuth for most of its functionality, you'll need to register a new application at http://dev.twitter.com/apps/new. Once you create your application make sure to set the "Application Type" to "Read, Write and Access direct messages", otherwise you won't be able to post status updates or send direct messages via the CLI.
Once you have registered your application, you'll be given a consumer key and secret, which you can use to authorize your Twitter account.
t authorize --consumer-key YOUR_CONSUMER_KEY --consumer-secret YOUR_CONSUMER_SECRET
This will open a new browser window where you can authenticate to Twitter and then enter the returned PIN back into the terminal. Assuming all that works well, you will be authorized to make requests with the API.
You can see a list of all the accounts you've authorized.
t accounts sferik UDfNTpOz5ZDG4a6w7dIWj uuP7Xbl2mEfGMiDu1uIyFN gem thG9EfWoADtIr6NjbL9ON (default)
Notice that one account is marked as the default. To change the default use the
set subcommand, passing either just the username, if it's unambiguous, or the
username and consumer key pair:
t set default sferik thG9EfWoADtIr6NjbL9ON
Account information is stored in the YAML-formatted file
t update "I'm tweeting from the command line. Isn't that special?"
t dm sferik "Want to get dinner together tonight?"
t set location San Francisco
t get sferik
t whois sferik
t stats sferik
t follow sferik
t unfollow sferik
t reply sferik "Thanks Erik"
t retweet sferik
t favorite sferik
In the spirit of free software, everyone is encouraged to help improve this project.
Here are some ways you can contribute:
- by using alpha, beta, and prerelease versions
- by reporting bugs
- by suggesting new features
- by writing or editing documentation
- by writing specifications
- by writing code (no patch is too small: fix typos, add comments, clean up inconsistent whitespace)
- by refactoring code
- by closing issues
- by reviewing patches
We use the GitHub issue tracker to track bugs and features. Before submitting a bug report or feature request, check to make sure it hasn't already been submitted. You can indicate support for an existing issue by voting it up. When submitting a bug report, please include a Gist that includes a stack trace and any details that may be necessary to reproduce the bug, including your gem version, Ruby version, and operating system. Ideally, a bug report should include a pull request with failing specs.
- Fork the project.
- Create a topic branch.
- Implement your feature or bug fix.
- Add documentation for your feature or bug fix.
bundle exec rake doc:yard. If your changes are not 100% documented, go back to step 4.
- Add specs for your feature or bug fix.
bundle exec rake spec. If your changes are not 100% covered, go back to step 6.
- Commit and push your changes.
- Submit a pull request. Please do not include changes to the gemspec, version, or history file. (If you want to create your own version for some reason, please do so in a separate commit.)
This library aims to support and is tested against the following Ruby implementations:
If something doesn't work on one of these interpreters, it should be considered a bug.
This library may inadvertently work (or seem to work) on other Ruby implementations, however support will only be provided for the versions listed above.
If you would like this library to support another Ruby version, you may volunteer to be a maintainer. Being a maintainer entails making sure all tests run and pass on that implementation. When something breaks on your implementation, you will be personally responsible for providing patches in a timely fashion. If critical issues for a particular implementation exist at the time of a major release, support for that Ruby version may be dropped.
Copyright (c) 2011 Erik Michaels-Ober. See LICENSE for details.