Trying to update twitter using the terminal. curl and wget codes I have found are not working, it looks like Twitter has updated the way it authenticates, is it still possible to update Twitter from command line?

This code is just saying Basic authentication is not supported. curl -u user -d status="Tweeting from the shell" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml

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It is definitely worth to take a look at Rainbow Stream - a fancy Twitter client on Terminal wrote by Python :)

  • Hi, welcome to AU. about the answer I should say for the cases which You do not refer to the exact answer It should be add your help on the comments. By the way thanks for sharing your information on the stack Jul 18, 2014 at 6:56
  • I got it, sorry for the 1st time :(
    – orakaro
    Jul 18, 2014 at 13:41
  • just stack policy. have fun :) Jul 18, 2014 at 13:43

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