How to use Twitter from the command line
Often overlooked, the terminal can be used to accomplish all sorts of fun stuff. Something that you may find handy, is the ability to Tweet using built in Mac OS X command line utilities. Now of course this is not a full featured Twitter client by any means, but if you are looking for potential geek “cred” this is a fun trick to demonstrate.
Copy and paste the entire text in the grey boxes. When you paste it in your Terminal.app, it will show up as one single line.
To display a list of tweets (replace osxdaily with a twitter username of your choice):
curl -s http://twitter.com/osxdaily | grep '' | cut -d">" -f2 | cut -d"<" -f1
To update your twitter status:
curl -u your_user:your_password -d status='This is My update' https://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
That's it! Imagine all of the fun automation possibilities !