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Twitter update from terminal (pok3's snipts ?)

Terminal - Twitter update from terminal (pok3's snipts ?)
curl -u YourUsername:YourPassword -d status="Your status message go here" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
2009-06-27 21:47:48
User: m33600
Twitter update from terminal (pok3's snipts ?)

Found it on snipt, pok3, is it yours?

I put my user = m33600, the password and the status was my robot message:

Settima robot message: ALARM ZONE 3 (sent via command line).

Now bots may have their identity on twitter...


There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
curl -u user:pass -d status="Tweeting from the shell" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
curl -u twitter-username -d status="Hello World, Twitter!" -d source="cURL" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
2009-12-08 14:54:33
User: MyTechieself
Tags: twitter curl api

An improvement of the original (at: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/2872/update-twitter-via-curl) in the sense that you see a "from cURL" under your status message instead of just a "from API" ;-) Twitter automatically links it to the cURL home page.

curl -u user -d status="Tweeting from the shell" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
2009-08-05 02:24:01
User: matthewbauer

Doesn't require password (asks for it instead)

tweet () { curl -u UserName -d status="$*" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml; }
2009-11-07 06:54:02
User: bartonski
Tags: twitter tweet

This version of tweet() doesn't require you to put quotes around the body of your tweet... it also prompts you for password. It will still barf on a '!' character.

tweet(){ curl -u "$1" -d status="$2" "http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml"; }
2009-08-23 16:56:24
User: Code_Bleu

Type the command in the terminal and press enter to create the tweet() function. Then run as follows:

tweet MyTwitterAccount "My message goes here"

It will prompt you for password. Make sure that you use escape "\" character in message for showing varialbles or markup.

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What others think

How would I avoid revealing my password to ps?

Comment by kaedenn 335 weeks and 2 days ago

Nifty. I'll use this for my Nagios monitor. Thanks.

Comment by Scott 335 weeks and 2 days ago

@kaedenn: Take a look at the --netrc option in man curl. See also man netrc. (not tested)

Comment by dennisw 335 weeks and 2 days ago

I wrapped this into a shell script that asks for your username, then password, then message and then sends it to twitter. I would like some help, if anyone knows, in verifying whether the message actually gets sent or not and then returning that info to the command line.

Anyone interested in the command, let me know and I will post it here.

Comment by dilbert4life 335 weeks and 1 day ago

If you ommit the password, it will be asked by the curl command interactevely. In this way you can hide the passwd.

curl -u user -d status="Tweeting from the shell" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
Comment by mdelatorre 334 weeks and 4 days ago

I d like to improve it to receive the status messaage form stdin, as a variable, so other programs may send info to twitter. As an example " Temperature in my room is %T now"

Comment by m33600 334 weeks ago

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