tweet-hs

Command-line tool for twitter https://github.com/vmchale/command-line-tweeter#readme

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BSD3 licensed by Vanessa McHale

Command Line Interface Tweeter

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Displaying a user timeline in a terminal.

tweet-hs is a command-line tool for twitter. It has more features than its rust counterpart and it's a bit slower.

Reasons to use tweeth-s: - Faster than other tools (t, oysttyer) - Support for colored output. - Can be used in scripts - You know haskell and like being able to extend your tools. - You want something that can be called from vim - You want a twitter library for haskell. - BSD3 licensed

Reasons not to use tweet-hs: - You want "twitter in a terminal" that rainbowtools or oysttyer provides. - You want to be able to easily tweet emoji

Comparison to other command-line clients

| Tool | Language | Color output | Interactive | Vim plugin support | Scriptable | Send emoji | | ---- | -------- | ------------ | ----------- | ------------------ | ---------- | ---------- | | tw | Rust | x | | x | x | | | rainbowstream | Python | x | x | | | x | | oysttyer | Perl | | x | | ½ | | | tweet-hs | Haskell | x | | x | x | | | t | Ruby | ½ | | | x | |

Config

Generate a token to authorize access to your twitter account by following the guide here

Then place your API keys and OAuth tokens in a file ~/.cred.toml, as in the following example:

api-key = "API_KEY_HERE"
api-sec = "API_SECRET_HERE"
tok = "OAUTH_TOKEN_HERE"
tok-sec = "TOKEN_SECRET_HERE"

Installation

If you're on Linux/Windows the best way is probably to download the binaries from the releases page here.

To build from source, install haskell stack; on unix systems this is as simple as

wget -qO- https://get.haskellstack.org/ | sh

Then type stack install tweet-hs it will put an executable called tweet on your path.

Use

View Profiles and timelines

To get your timeline, simply type:

tweet view

To view a user's profile, type e.g.

tweet user NateSilver538 --color

Sending tweets

To send a tweet:

tweet send "This is my tweet"

Input from stdin

To tweet from stderr, run a command that pipes stderr to stdin, i.e.

stack build &>/dev/null | tweet input

The tweet executable reads from stdin only, but you can view the options (replies, number of tweets to thread, etc.) with

tweet --help

This script powers the twitter account @my_build_errors for instance. There's an example bash script for in bash/example

Viewing your timeline

You can also use

tweet view

or

tweet view --color

to view your own timeline.

GHCi integration

You can define the following in your ~/.ghci

:def tweet (\str -> pure $ ":! tweet send \"" ++ str ++ "\"")

Completions

The directory bash/ has a mkCompletions script to allow command completions for your convenience.

Library

A haskell package is included. It's fairly easy to use once you have the credentials set up, with two main functions: thread and basicTweet: the first for threading your own tweets or replying to someone else's and the second for just tweeting.

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