Twitter Kdialog script
Chat
Score 59%
Description:

Quickly add a 'what are you doing' line to twitter from within KDE.

INSTALL:
Save the script to a directory in your PATH (run 'echo $PATH' to find the places in your path).
Edit the script and replace {username} and {password} with your twitter credentials.
Run this script from anywhere within KDE. Easiest is to rightclick on your desktop and choose "New » Shortcut to application", and then point it to the twitter.sh script.

REQUIREMENTS
Kdialog
curl

SputnikRock

9 years ago

To allow crossposting to other micro-blogging services that also use a similar API like Twitter, one could try to use the script like this:

----
#!/bin/bash
message=`kdialog --inputbox 'What are you doing right now?'`
curl -u Twitter_USERNAME:PASSWORD -s -F status="$message" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml http://twitter.com/account/end_session
curl -u Identi.ca_USERNAME:PASSWORD -s -F status="$message" http://identi.ca/api/statuses/update.xml http://identi.ca/account/end_session
----

This script sends the same message to two services. In this case it is Twitter - and the open source alternative http://identi.ca as well.

identi.ca is based on the Laconica software ( http://laconi.ca/ ) - and this script will similar work with every service that runs Laconica.

Have fun!

P.S.
The most missing feature for me is a sign that the limit of letters (140 signs) has been reached... Everything else works very well just with kdialog and curl!

Report

Chi0

10 years ago

Hey their I love the Idea of this script but i can't get it to work. Does this look right to you?

Quote:
#!/bin/bash
curl -u {email@email.com}:{passwrod} -s -F status="`kdialog --inputbox 'What are you doing?'`" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml


You can check my Twitter account here :)
http://twitter.com/TerranceKennedy

Ps:I do have Curl installed

Report

product-maker 6 11

File (click to download) Version Description Filetype Packagetype License Downloads Date Filesize OCS-Install DL
Details
version
0.1
updated Apr 19 2007
added Apr 19 2007
downloads today
0
page views today 4