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I want to use twidge to connect to my I already successfully authenticated the client against But if I execute twidge lsrecent I get the following error:

twidge: user error (Bad response: 401)

What is wrong and has to be changed?

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This is a known bug and it is fixed in twidge_1.0.6.

You can download and install the latest build from

Read the bug report here

Hope this helps.

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Sorry, it doesn't work. This bug-report is also written for Twitter, not I don't think cancels an application, because it is open-source. – Mnementh Nov 16 '10 at 17:48
@Mnementh: The Identica platform doesn’t implement all the features of Twitter. You can see the status of their API. Major things to note are that doesn’t support direct messages, nor will it support —unseen options to various commands. Some of these options may be silently ignored, and others will return mysterious errors. Updating works fine. taken from twidge wiki: – aneeshep Nov 17 '10 at 5:21
Even twidge lsrecent doesn't work. I used twidge earlier, it was included in Ubuntu before Lucid. At that time they didn't used the API, I needed to input my username and password, to give Twidge access to Identica. But at that time all functions worked fine, also direct messaging. Possibly I should look, if I can get the old version. – Mnementh Nov 17 '10 at 9:32

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