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Twitpic upload and Tweet

Terminal - Twitpic upload and Tweet
curl --form username=from_twitter --form password=from_twitter --form media=@/path/to/image --form-string "message=tweet" http://twitpic.com/api/uploadAndPost
2009-04-27 15:57:04
User: baergaj
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Twitpic upload and Tweet

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Kapow! this one's a winner. I'd make it a function and take two args (tweet and image location) then store the credentials in an appropriately chmod'ed and chown'ed file

Comment by linuxrawkstar 294 weeks and 3 days ago

...or encrypt the credentials file and use gpg agent to decrypt it on the fly.

Comment by linuxrawkstar 294 weeks and 3 days ago

I'll be using this (tested and working)

tweetpic () { cred=( $( gpg -d ~/twitter-credentials.asc 2>/dev/null ) ); /usr/bin/curl --form username="${cred[0]}" --form password="${cred[1]}" --form media@"$2" --form-string "message=$1" http://twitpic.com/api/uploadAndPost }
Comment by linuxrawkstar 294 weeks and 3 days ago

I actually use this in a script with zenity (grab tweet with gui),jhead (auto-rotate image),and convert (resize image). I have it in the right-click "open with" dialog for images.

Comment by baergaj 294 weeks and 3 days ago

the "@" is a typo...

...And I'm getting erratic behavior from the twitpic API, so this isn't working 100%. I will update this page with another comment if I find a workaround

Comment by linuxrawkstar 294 weeks and 3 days ago

here's the fix. replace the curl call in my first command subroutine with this curl call instead:

/usr/bin/curl --form username="${cred[0]}" --form password="${cred[1]}" --form media="@$2" --form-string "message=$1" http://twitpic.com/api/uploadAndPost

Comment by linuxrawkstar 294 weeks and 3 days ago

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