Twidge is a command line Twitter desktop client for Ubuntu/Linux. Twidge supports posting updates, reading replies, adding more friends etc and its integration with the Unix shell scripting environment is just superb. Twidge is so easy to use and obviously light weight which makes it even more adorable. Lets take a peek into the Twidge features and installation.
- It is so easy to use because it is simple, but there is always high level functionality at your finger tips.
- Compatible with any microblogging service that is using twitter API including Twitter and Identi.ca.
- With Twidge, you can read your friends activity, replies to you, your own activity, add more friends, read direct messages, update your status and everything else!
- Capability to remember what you have seen already and suppress those updates in future runs.
- Optional shortening of long URL’s using Tinyurl.
- What else do you need anyway??
- Everything about Twidge.
Getting Started With Twidge Installation In Ubuntu
- Installation of Twidge in Ubuntu is pretty darn simple. All you need to do is adding a new debian squeeze repo to you sources.list. Those who use distros other than Ubuntu please check this.
- Now lets get started with Twidge installation in Ubuntu
Add Debian Squeeze Repo First
- Open your /etc/apt/sources.list file. Goto Applications > Accessories > Terminal and do the following.
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
- Now Copy-Paste the following Repo onto the /etc/apt/sources.list file (to the last line, preferably)
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian squeeze main
Now Install Twidge in your Ubuntu
- Again goto Applications > Accessories > Terminal and do as follows.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install twidge
Useful Twidge Commands
Setup your Twitter account in Twidge
- Give your Twitter username and password when prompted to.
Your friend’s 20 recent Twitter updates
Run the following command twice to get the unread Twitter updates only
twidge lsrecent -su
See all Twitter Replies
See all Twitter Direct Messages
Update your Twitter status
- And press return/enter and type your message, and then again press return/enter. If your message exceeds 140 characters Twidge will display an error message. So don’t worry 😉
twidge follow username
twidge unfollow username
List of Twitter Followers
List of Twitter Following
List of Twidge Commands
- Full list of commands.
- That is everything i guess. Try it out and let me know of any issues. And by the way i have tried Twidge on Ubuntu Jaunty only. Some dependency issues may arise in other versions.