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    toot

    1.5.0 • Public • Published

    toot

    A simple command-line utility that allows you to post a "toot" (equivalent of a Tweet) on the Mastodon social network.

    Installation

    npm install -g toot
    

    Running first time

    When you first run toot you will be asked some questions in order for toot to authenticate with your Mastodon service

    > toot
    Before you start using toot, you need to authenticate with your Mastodon server.
    ...
    

    You will be asked for:

    • which instance of Mastodon are you posting to? - there are many e.g. toot.cafe
    • what name you want to give your app? - the name you pick here will show up in your Mastodon settings under "Authorized apps"

    You will then be asked to visit a long URL in your browser and be prompted for one further piece of information:

    • the code displayed when you visit the URL?

    This is a once-only operation. Then your configuration is saved (in ~/.mastodon.json).

    Sending a toot

    After the inital setup, sending a toot is a breeze:

    > toot "I'm sending a Toot from the command-line!"
    

    You can also pipe data from other processes into toot:

    > cat longfile.txt | grep 'message' | toot
    

    Options

    • --visibility/-v [direct|private|unlisted|public] - the visibility of the toot
    • --cw/-c - content warning text
    • --config [path] - location of the config file
    • --help - view help text
    • --version - show version number

    e.g.

    > toot --visibility private "secret"
    > toot -v unlisted -c "Knock Knock" "Who's there?"
    

    Why would I want this?

    Perhaps you want to set up a Mastodon account for servers you are looking after. They can then be easily configured to send status updates:

    > 
    > toot "$HOSTNAME is going down for maintenance. Farewell dear friends"
    > toot "$HOSTNAME is up. I'm back!"
    

    Reconfiguring

    If you want to reconfigure Toot from the beginning, simply delete the ~/.mastodon.json file and run toot again to reauthorise.

    Install

    npm i toot

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    36

    Version

    1.5.0

    License

    Apache-2.0

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    5.7 kB

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    4

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