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# Line 171  bti \- send a tweet to twitter\&.com or Line 171  bti \- send a tweet to twitter\&.com or
171  .SH "Synopsis"  .SH "Synopsis"
172  .fam C  .fam C
173  .HP \w'\fBbti\fR\ 'u  .HP \w'\fBbti\fR\ 'u
174  \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\-\-bash\fR] [\fB\-\-debug\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\-\-page\ PAGENUMBER\fR] [\fB\-\-bash\fR] [\fB\-\-shrink\-urls\fR] [\fB\-\-debug\fR] [\fB\-\-dry\-run\fR] [\fB\-\-version\fR] [\fB\-\-help\fR]
175  .fam  .fam
176  .SH "DESCRIPTION"  .SH "DESCRIPTION"
177  .PP  .PP
# Line 190  Specify the password of your twitter\&.c Line 190  Specify the password of your twitter\&.c
190  .PP  .PP
191  \fB\-\-action action\fR  \fB\-\-action action\fR
192  .RS 4  .RS 4
193  Specify the action which you want to perform\&.  Valid options are "update" to send a message, "friends" to see your friends timeline, "public" to track public timeline, "replies" to see replies to your messages and "user" to see a specific user timeline\&.  Specify the action which you want to perform\&. Valid options are "update" to send a message, "friends" to see your friends timeline, "public" to track public timeline, "replies" to see replies to your messages and "user" to see a specific user\'s timeline\&.
194  .RE  .RE
195  .PP  .PP
196  \fB\-\-user screenname\fR  \fB\-\-user screenname\fR
# Line 217  If \-\-proxy is not specified but the en Line 217  If \-\-proxy is not specified but the en
217  Specify a logfile for bti to write status messages to\&. LOGFILE is in relation to the user\'s home directory, not an absolute path to a file\&.  Specify a logfile for bti to write status messages to\&. LOGFILE is in relation to the user\'s home directory, not an absolute path to a file\&.
218  .RE  .RE
219  .PP  .PP
220    \fB\-\-shrink\-urls\fR
221    .RS 4
222    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\&.
223    .sp
224    Currently, only http://2tu\&.us/ is used as a URL shrinking service\&.
225    .RE
226    .PP
227  \fB\-\-debug\fR  \fB\-\-debug\fR
228  .RS 4  .RS 4
229  Print a whole bunch of debugging messages to stdout\&.  Print a whole bunch of debugging messages to stdout\&.
230  .RE  .RE
231  .PP  .PP
232    \fB\-\-page PAGENUMBER\fR
233    .RS 4
234    When the action is to retrieve updates, it usually retrieves only one page\&. If this option is used, the page number can be specified\&.
235    .RE
236    .PP
237    \fB\-\-dry\-run\fR
238    .RS 4
239    Performs all steps that would normally be done for a given action, but will not connect to the service to post or retrieve data\&.
240    .RE
241    .PP
242  \fB\-\-bash\fR  \fB\-\-bash\fR
243  .RS 4  .RS 4
244  Add the working directory and a \'$\' in the tweet message to help specify it is coming from a command line\&. Don\'t put the working directory and the \'$\' in the tweet message\&.  Add the working directory and a \'$\' in the tweet message to help specify it is coming from a command line\&. Don\'t put the working directory and the \'$\' in the tweet message\&.
# Line 268  The twitter\&.com or identi\&.ca account Line 285  The twitter\&.com or identi\&.ca account
285  The twitter\&.com or identi\&.ca password for the account you wish to use to send this message with\&.  The twitter\&.com or identi\&.ca password for the account you wish to use to send this message with\&.
286  .RE  .RE
287  .PP  .PP
288  \fBaction\fR  \fB\-\-action action\fR
289  .RS 4  .RS 4
290  Specify the action which you want to perform\&.  Valid options are "update" to send a message, "friends" to see your friends timeline, "public" to track public timeline, "replies" to see replies to your messages and "user" to see a specific user timeline\&.  Specify the action which you want to perform\&. Valid options are "update" to send a message, "friends" to see your friends timeline, "public" to track public timeline, "replies" to see replies to your messages and "user" to see a specific user\'s timeline\&.
291  .RE  .RE
292  .PP  .PP
293  \fBscreenname\fR  \fB\-\-user screenname\fR
294  .RS 4  .RS 4
295  Specify the user you want to see his/her messages while the action is "user"\&.  Specify the user you want to see his/her messages while the action is "user"\&.
296  .RE  .RE
# Line 293  The http proxy needed to send data out t Line 310  The http proxy needed to send data out t
310  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\&.
311  .RE  .RE
312  .PP  .PP
313    \fBshrink\-urls\fR
314    .RS 4
315    Setting this variable to \'true\' or \'yes\' will enable the URL shrinking feature\&. This is equivalent to using the \-\-shrink\-urls option\&.
316    .RE
317    .PP
318  There is an example config file called  There is an example config file called
319  \FCbti\&.example\F[]  \FCbti\&.example\F[]
320  in the source tree that shows the structure of the file if you need an example to work off of\&.  in the source tree that shows the structure of the file if you need an example to work off of\&.

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