Follow a new friend on twitter

curl -u USERNAME:PASSWORD -d "" http://twitter.com/friendships/create/NAMEOFNEWFRIEND.xml?follow=true
replace username, password, and nameofnewfriend with proper values. Remember to escape things like ! or & in your password

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By: reklis
2009-02-20 14:30:57

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What Others Think

Is there a way to pipe the output to a file? I forget | output.txt like. The reason you only see Curl examples for following is that this is a PUT request and wget will not work. Best to use Curl not Wget for Twitter Api
lansa · 482 weeks and 1 day ago

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