Update twitter with curl

curl -u username:password -d status="blah blah blah" https://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml

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By: sha
2010-06-17 03:10:42

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    curl -u user:pass -d status="Tweeting from the shell" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
    adamm9 · 2009-02-05 18:33:23 20
  • 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. Show Sample Output


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    curl -u twitter-username -d status="Hello World, Twitter!" -d source="cURL" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
    MyTechieself · 2009-12-08 14:54:33 1
  • Doesn't require password (asks for it instead) Show Sample Output


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    curl -u user -d status="Tweeting from the shell" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
    matthewbauer · 2009-08-05 02:24:01 2
  • 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.


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    tweet () { curl -u UserName -d status="$*" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml; }
    bartonski · 2009-11-07 06:54:02 0
  • 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... Show Sample Output


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    curl -u YourUsername:YourPassword -d status="Your status message go here" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
    m33600 · 2009-06-27 21:47:48 6

What Others Think

None of the twitter commands using curl work anymore because Twitter requires OAuth rather than Basic authentication which they all seem to be written for. It took me a lot of tinkering and search to figure this out. Ergo, these FUs are FUed!
IF_Rock · 400 weeks and 2 days ago

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