Work the Shell - Listening to Your Twitter Stream

Answer simple Twitter queries automatically.

Dave Taylor has been hacking shell scripts for over thirty years. Really. He's the author of the popular "Wicked Cool Shell Scripts" and can be found on Twitter as @DaveTaylor and more generally at


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Argh! OAuth?

Randy Noseworthy's picture

Ok, I didn't have a chance to try this when you wrote this Dave, but I'm going to give it a shot, and read and hack out this whole article... I new to trying to do things in the shell. And I'm willing to make a spectacle of myself on twitter doing so!

BOINK. I ran into an Authentication error. I forgot that OAuth is now being used by Twitter. Is there a way to get past this?