Get a stream feed from a Twitter user

step1 ; step2 ; step3 ; step4 ; curl -o- --get 'https://stream.twitter.com/1/statuses/filter.json' --header "$oauth_header" --data "follow=$id"
*** CAREFULLY READ THE NOTES **** *** THIS DOES NOT WORK "OUT OF THE BOX" *** You'll need a few minutes of CAREFUL reading before making your own Twitter feed: In 2010 simple command line Twitter feed requests all stopped working because Twitter upgraded to SSL security. Https requests for a filtered Twitter stream feed now require a special header called "oauth_header". The benefit is that your stream feed and login info is securely encrypted. The bad news is that an "oauth_header" takes some work to build. Fortunately, four functions, imaginatively named step1, step2, step3 and step4 can be used to build a customized oauth_header for you in a few minutes. Now, go look at "step1" to start creating your own oauth_header!
Sample Output
(this output is with the --verbose option added to the end of the curl command)
* About to connect() to stream.twitter.com port 443 (#0)
*   Trying 199.59.148.138... connected
* Connected to stream.twitter.com (199.59.148.138) port 443 (#0)
* Initializing NSS with certpath: sql:/etc/pki/nssdb
*   CAfile: /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt
  CApath: none
* SSL connection using SSL_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_MD5
* Server certificate:
*       subject: CN=stream.twitter.com,OU=Twitter Operations,O="Twitter, Inc.",L=San Francisco,ST="California    ",C=US
*       start date: Jul 26 00:00:00 2011 GMT
*       expire date: Jul 25 23:59:59 2013 GMT
*       common name: stream.twitter.com
*       issuer: CN=VeriSign Class 3 Secure Server CA - G3,OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)10,OU=VeriSign Trust Network,O="VeriSign, Inc.",C=US
> GET /1/statuses/filter.json?follow=19258798 HTTP/1.1
> User-Agent: curl/7.21.7 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.21.7 NSS/3.13.1.0 zlib/1.2.5 libidn/1.22 libssh2/1.2.7
> Host: stream.twitter.com
> Accept: */*
> Authorization: OAuth oauth_consumer_key="YuxgmmO3Ysd", oauth_nonce="28767", oauth_signature="4v0%3D", oauth_signature_method="HMAC-SHA1", oauth_timestamp="1331680261", oauth_token="jBDQXlldo33LQNnds", oauth_version="1.0"
>
< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Content-Type: application/json
< Transfer-Encoding: chunked

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