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This is a version of the command line utility t.


This is still a very new program so there are probably many bugs however if you get any of the following try the solutions first as they're known about:

Modules missing

If you get something which looks like:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./p", line 27, in <module>
    from pypump import WebPump, Client, JSONStore
ImportError: No module named pypump

That's because you don't have the modules you need to, please run:

$ virtualenv . && . bin/activate
$ pip install -r requirements.txt

(everytime you wish to use p you will have to do . bin/activate this is until you have the dependencies installed on your system).

To update dependencies, run:

$ pip install -U -r requirements.txt


Add new account

To add a new account to p you need to authorize it. You refer to your account using its webfinger:

$ p authorize <webfinger>


$ p authorize user@server.tld

List accounts

To list all the authorized accounts:

$ p accounts

Switching between accounts

To switch between multiple accounts you can use

$ p set active <webfinger>


$ p set active other-user@other-server.tld


Configuration files are stored in XDG_CONFIG_HOME/p or ~/.config/p


Type p --help to list the available commands. To get more information you can do:

$ p <subcommand> --help

Posting content

Post a note by using:

$ p post note "I'm posting a note via the command line ^_^"

Post an image:

$ p post image /home/jessica/Pictures/awesome.png

Titles of notes and images can be set with the option --title <string>.

$ p post image /path/to/my_cool_image.png --title "My cool image.."

Recipients can be set with the options --to and --cc and can be:

  • a webfinger (user@server.tld)
  • the name of a user created list (see $ p lists)
  • followers or public

(if no recipients are set cc=followers is used by default)

$ p post note "It's too early" --title "Yaawn" --to --cc followers

Lookup a user

To get detailed information about a user you can use:

$ p whois <webfinger>

If the user you want is on the same server you can just put their username.

Follow user

To follow a user

$ p follow <webfinger>

Unfollow user

To unfollow a user

$ p unfollow <webfinger>

Read your inbox

You can see items in your inbox, this by default will show the last 20 items:

$ p inbox

Working with lists

Lists can be used as recipients when posting things.

Display your lists:

$ p lists

Create and delete a list:

$ p list create <list>
$ p list delete <list>

Display members of a list:

$ p list members <list>

Add and remove a list member:

$ p list add <list> <webfinger>
$ p list remove <list> <webfinger>


p is under the GPLv3 (or at your option later).



Inbox screenshot


Whoami screenshot

About command line utility (à la t)







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