After showing everyone how to easily use Twitter from the Linux command line, let's head over to the Mac OS X terminal and share to all the Mac users out there a somewhat geeky way on creating and retrieving tweets.

We will be using a Python-based twitter desktop client called Mitter that has both a graphical and console interface. But since we are only Tweeting from the Mac OS X terminal, let me show you how you can easily install/setup Mitter for the console:

1. Mitter is dependent on the following libraries:

setuptools
simplejson

Download setup tools directly HERE, and navigate (use 'cd' command) to where you saved it. Then, install it using this command:

sh setuptools-0.6c9-py2.5.egg


Download “simplejson” directly HERE, extract it, and navigate into the extracted folder. Install simplejson with this command:

python setup.py install


2. Now it's time to install Mitter. First, you have to download it directly HERE. Then, extract and navigate into the extracted folder. Install “Mitter” using this command:

python setup.py install


3. You are done. From the terminal, start Tweeting by typing:

mitter



Once logged in, you can retrieve the latest updates/tweets by simply leaving the line empty and pressing "return (enter)", or create/post a tweet by not leaving it blank.


If you have some questions regarding this “how-to”, please don’t hesitate to drop us a comment.

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