Commandline twitter revisited

Previously I scraped together a little bash script to post tweets to twitter.  At the time it was just a bit of fun.

Now it’s serious.

Twitter no longer allow basic authentication, so you need to use oAuth or something else. No more posting with cURL.  Luckily there is a command line tool, twurl (installed as a ruby gem), which allows posting from the command line.

So, using twurl, I now have an a perl programme which notifies me if it has been killed or otherwise come across some error condition. I can even get the tweets sent to my phone via SMS using the normal twitter functionality to do this.

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