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

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By: baergaj
2009-04-27 15:57:04

What Others Think

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
linuxrawkstar · 490 weeks and 1 day ago
...or encrypt the credentials file and use gpg agent to decrypt it on the fly.
linuxrawkstar · 490 weeks and 1 day 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=$1" http://twitpic.com/api/uploadAndPost }
linuxrawkstar · 490 weeks and 1 day ago
I actually use this in a script with zenity (grab tweet with gui),jhead (auto-rotate image),and convert (resize image). I have it in the right-click "open with" dialog for images.
baergaj · 490 weeks and 1 day ago
the "@" is a typo... ...And I'm getting erratic behavior from the twitpic API, so this isn't working 100%. I will update this page with another comment if I find a workaround
linuxrawkstar · 490 weeks ago
here's the fix. replace the curl call in my first command subroutine with this curl call instead: /usr/bin/curl --form username="${cred[0]}" --form password="${cred[1]}" --form media="@$2" --form-string "message=$1" http://twitpic.com/api/uploadAndPost
linuxrawkstar · 490 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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