Twitter Direct Messages - t-dm
Send and read Twitter's DMs using Twitter's API from the command line.
$ npm install t-dm -g
To get the app to identify as you, you'll have to run the following command just once:
$ tdm init
It'll prompt you to visit a URL, that URL will ask you to identify the app on twitter, and then it'll show you a code. Back on the command line, enter that code and the app will save your tokens on a local json file.
To send a message, just run the following command:
$ tdm destination_user_name "The complete message"
Note that if your message is longer than 140 characters, TDM will split it into as many parts as required and it'll send all parts sequentially.
Receiving / Reading
With TDM you can do both: listing the latest 20 messages of your inbox, or reading a specific message. Here is how:
In order to read the latest 20 messages of your inbox, just use the following command:
$ tdm read inbox
You'll get a list of messages with the id of the message, the screen name of the sender, when was it send, and a small part of the text. Something like this:
--- [ Inbox ](last 20 messages) ---  FROM: deleteman123 - 11/22/2013 - 4:54:25 pm - This message is too ...  FROM: lookingfor_pr - 11/22/2013 - 4:20:24 pm - Testing short message  FROM: siavash - 08/5/2013 - 5:07:03 pm - Thank you so much for followin...  FROM: ProgrammingCom - 07/4/2013 - 10:01:07 pm - Thank you so much for followin...  FROM: bullsprig_js - 04/23/2013 - 3:44:11 pm - Thanks for the follow! Check o...  FROM: coderbits - 03/24/2013 - 1:51:06 pm - Here is your beta invitation f... To read the full content of a message, do: `tdm read ID` (where ID is the first number shown above)```
Reading a specific message
If you want to the the full content of a specific message, just use the ID listed above, like this:
$ tdm read 315868386716430340
And you'll get something like this:
--- [ Message from: deleteman123 on 11/20/2013 - 4:44:20 pm ] --- Hey, this is the text message received! Cool uh!?
Running this code locally
If you've downloaded the code and want to try it for yourself, you'll have to register an app on the twitter dev site and rename the file under
/lib/twitter-keys.json filling in the tokens required.
Please, feel free to fork, improve and create a pull request! All contributions are welcomed! :) Also, if you want to get in touch with me, you can send e-mails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Copyright (c) 2013 Fernando Doglio
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