Twirssi is a Twitter/identi.ca plugin for irssi. Installation is pretty simple, but I've put a package in my overlay in case you're picky about one-off installations or don't want to track down all those dependencies by hand.
Usage is also nice and simple. Here's an extract of the full docs:
- Load the script:
/script load twirssi.pl
- Log in to twitter:
/twitter_follow [-w] <username>(with
-w, send their tweets to a window of the same name)
/twitter_subscribe [-w] <keyword>(
-wsame as for
Subscriptions are basically repeated searches. For example, if you wanted continuous updates on posts about twirssi, you would use:
Twirssi saves your current settings (follows, subscriptions, window
names, etc.) in
You can direct a public tweet towards a user by including
@<username> in your tweet text. You can also tag the tweet so that
others can search for it with
There is currently no way to list users that you are following
(a.k.a. your friends) or your followers. Here's an excerpt from
#twirssi on irc.foonetic.net.
--- Log opened Mon Feb 20 10:13:06 2012 10:13 < wking> is there a way to list users you are following (aka friends?) in twirssi? 10:15 <&Gedge> oh, just replied to your(?) tweet 10:16 < wking> ah, thanks. Sorry for reposting ;) 10:17 <&Gedge> Not really (/twirssi_dump is debugging so doesn't count). Perhaps #twirssi needs "/twitter_friends" to list friends.