Update twitter from command line!

Are a command line freak like me! ever wanted to tweet from commanline ? Don worry Commandline Fu has the answer..

First you’ll need to have curl command in your path. if you don have install it by sudo apt-get install curl on ubuntu.

You ‘ll need to put a line “machine twitter.com login TWITTERUSER password TWITTERPASS” in $HOME/.netrc and better chmod 600 that file.

Then use this command.

$ curl -n -d status='Hello from cli' https://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml

Thanks Commandlinefu.com

Update :

A script version without netrc dependence (also prevents blank status updates): thanks Dan
# usage: ./update.sh STATUS
if [ “x${1}” != “x” ]; then
curl -u twitterid:password -d “status=${1}” https://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml


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