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  • twitter script for linux

    Well let me give you an interesting script i found on Tech Republic………..

    Its how to Tweet from the command line using cURL, its very simple and to the point….just like a script should be
    tweet.sh
    #!/bin/sh
    tweet="${@}"
    user="username"
    pass="sekret"
    if [ $(echo "${tweet}" | wc -c) -gt 140 ]; then
    echo "FATAL: The tweet is longer than 140 characters!"
    exit 1
    fi
    curl -k -u ${user}:${pass} -d status="${tweet}" https://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml >/dev/null 2>&1
    if [ "$?" == "0" ]; then
    echo "Successful tweet!"
    fi

    to us it just type this
    $ ~/bin/tweet "social server rules"
    the only other thing to worry about is you have to escape “?”, “!” -> “?”, “!”