Here is a quick shell script i whipped up to pull twitter status from the command line. The eventual plan is to pop this in a cron job, pipe it into a file and include this in a php page. Easy status updates for a website headline
#!/bin/sh USER=$1 wget -qO- http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/$USER.xml?count=1 | xmlstarlet select -T -t -v '//text'
Call it like…
This shell script was mostly for proof of concept and playing with the twitter api. I find the ease of use and hack-abilty to be excellent whenever I can quickly and easily get data to and from a simple script. Do you have any other neat shell scripts for twitter?