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Cmd line util for reading/processing your tweets efficiently

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DESCRIPTION:

A stripped down, command line-centered way to read tweets efficiently.

Combine with unix tools and pipelines to read tweets however you want.

USAGE:

tweetskim [options]

Prints the tweet timeline to stdout, either as plain lines, more readable column or extra-readable single html page.

Use it like any other command line tool: page the output (tweetskim | less), concat it to file (tweetskim > tweets.txt), search for specific stuff (tweetskim | grep conference) and so on.

Default behavior if you don't pass any options: Print out last 10 tweets in your timeline, one on each line.

Options:

-a, --show-all Show all tweets (200max), not just unread tweets

-e, --mentions Show mentions instead of timeline

-i, --inverse-order Inverse/reverse ordered tweets

-h, --help Help page

-m, --mark-all-read Mark everything up to now as read

-n, --last-n-tweets N Show the last N tweets in your timeline

-l, --html-output Output tweets as more readable html file

-v, --version Current version

PREREQUISITES:

You must have some version of Ruby and RubyGems installed first. That's it.

INSTALL:

gem install tweetskim

The program will help you set up OAuth/pincode authentication with Twitter the first time you run it.

TODO:

multiple accounts

handle explicit, different username options

split out authorization in separate, explicit step: tweetskim authorize USER

set tokens per account (if username given)

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2012 tweetskim

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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