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revision 2232 by gregoa, Wed May 19 19:21:49 2010 UTC revision 2233 by gregoa, Wed Aug 18 15:33:14 2010 UTC
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22  bti \- send a tweet to twitter\&.com or identi\&.ca from the command line  bti \- send a tweet to twitter\&.com or identi\&.ca from the command line
23  .SH "SYNOPSIS"  .SH "SYNOPSIS"
24  .HP \w'\fBbti\fR\ 'u  .HP \w'\fBbti\fR\ 'u
25  \fBbti\fR [\fB\-\-account\ account\fR] [\fB\-\-password\ password\fR] [\fB\-\-action\ action\fR] [\fB\-\-user\ screenname\fR] [\fB\-\-host\ HOST_NAME\fR] [\fB\-\-proxy\ PROXY:PORT\fR] [\fB\-\-logfile\ LOGFILE\fR] [\fB\-\-config\ CONFIGFILE\fR] [\fB\-\-page\ PAGENUMBER\fR] [\fB\-\-bash\fR] [\fB\-\-shrink\-urls\fR] [\fB\-\-debug\fR] [\fB\-\-dry\-run\fR] [\fB\-\-verbose\fR] [\fB\-\-version\fR] [\fB\-\-help\fR]  \fBbti\fR [\fB\-\-account\ account\fR] [\fB\-\-password\ password\fR] [\fB\-\-action\ action\fR] [\fB\-\-user\ screenname\fR] [\fB\-\-host\ HOST_NAME\fR] [\fB\-\-proxy\ PROXY:PORT\fR] [\fB\-\-logfile\ LOGFILE\fR] [\fB\-\-config\ CONFIGFILE\fR] [\fB\-\-replyto\ ID\fR] [\fB\-\-page\ PAGENUMBER\fR] [\fB\-\-bash\fR] [\fB\-\-shrink\-urls\fR] [\fB\-\-debug\fR] [\fB\-\-dry\-run\fR] [\fB\-\-verbose\fR] [\fB\-\-version\fR] [\fB\-\-help\fR]
26  .SH "DESCRIPTION"  .SH "DESCRIPTION"
27  .PP  .PP
28  bti sends a tweet message to twitter\&.com or identi\&.ca\&.  bti sends a tweet message to twitter\&.com or identi\&.ca\&.
# Line 72  Specify a logfile for bti to write statu Line 72  Specify a logfile for bti to write statu
72  Specify a config file for bti to read from\&. By default, bti looks in the ~/\&.bti file for config values\&. This default location can be overridden by setting a specific file with this option\&.  Specify a config file for bti to read from\&. By default, bti looks in the ~/\&.bti file for config values\&. This default location can be overridden by setting a specific file with this option\&.
73  .RE  .RE
74  .PP  .PP
75    \fB\-\-replyto ID\fR
76    .RS 4
77    Status ID of a single post to which you want to create a threaded reply to\&.
78    .sp
79    For twitter, this is ignored unless the message starts with the @name of the owner of the post with the status ID\&.
80    .sp
81    For status\&.net, this can link any two messages into context with each other\&. Status\&.net will also link a message that contains an @name without this without regard to context\&.
82    .RE
83    .PP
84  \fB\-\-shrink\-urls\fR  \fB\-\-shrink\-urls\fR
85  .RS 4  .RS 4
86  Scans the tweet text for valid URL patterns and passes each through the supplied bti\-shrink\-urls script\&. The script will pass the URL to a web service that shrinks the URLs, making it more suitable for micro\-blogging\&.  Scans the tweet text for valid URL patterns and passes each through the supplied bti\-shrink\-urls script\&. The script will pass the URL to a web service that shrinks the URLs, making it more suitable for micro\-blogging\&.
# Line 96  Performs all steps that would normally b Line 105  Performs all steps that would normally b
105  .PP  .PP
106  \fB\-\-verbose\fR  \fB\-\-verbose\fR
107  .RS 4  .RS 4
108  Verbose mode  Verbose mode\&. Print status IDs and timestamps\&.
109  .RE  .RE
110  .PP  .PP
111  \fB\-\-bash\fR  \fB\-\-bash\fR
# Line 169  The http proxy needed to send data out t Line 178  The http proxy needed to send data out t
178  The logfile name for bti to write what happened to\&. This file is relative to the user\'s home directory\&. If this file is not specified here or on the command line, no logging will be written to the disk\&.  The logfile name for bti to write what happened to\&. This file is relative to the user\'s home directory\&. If this file is not specified here or on the command line, no logging will be written to the disk\&.
179  .RE  .RE
180  .PP  .PP
181    \fBreplyto\fR
182    .RS 4
183    The status ID to which all notices will be linked to\&.
184    .sp
185    There is no sane reason for a need to have this set in a config file\&. One such reason is to have all your messages as children to a particular status\&.
186    .RE
187    .PP
188  \fBshrink\-urls\fR  \fBshrink\-urls\fR
189  .RS 4  .RS 4
190  Setting this variable to \'true\' or \'yes\' will enable the URL shrinking feature\&. This is equivalent to using the \-\-shrink\-urls option\&.  Setting this variable to \'true\' or \'yes\' will enable the URL shrinking feature\&. This is equivalent to using the \-\-shrink\-urls option\&.

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