hs-twitterarchiver: Commandline Twitter feed archiver

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`hs-twitterarchiver ` is a tool for generating an archive of a user's Twitter feed, in a file on a local computer using JSON format.

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Versions [RSS] [faq] 0.1, 0.2
Dependencies base (>=3 && <5), HTTP, json, mtl, network [details]
License LicenseRef-GPL
Author Deepak Jois
Maintainer deepak.jois@gmail.com
Category Network
Home page http://github.com/deepakjois/hs-twitterarchiver
Uploaded by DeepakJois at 2010-01-19T19:33:34Z
Distributions NixOS:0.2
Executables hs-twitterarchiver
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This script will access your Twitter stream and create a text file with all the past tweets in JSON format.

The Twitter API currently limits access to a maximum of 3200 tweets in your timeline. Hence if you have tweeted more often than that, you will not be able to retrieve beyond 3200 past tweets.


You need to have Haskell (GHC 6.10 or 6.12 should do) and Cabal installed.

cabal install hs-twitterarchiver


For all options, run hs-twitterarchiver -h

Here is an example of how I use the script to archive all my tweets from account vyom to a file called vyom.json. This is also the default behavior when hs-twitterarchiver is called without any arguments.

runhaskell twitterarchiver.hs -u vyom -f vyom.json

If you have a private stream, you can call the script with a -p argument and you will be prompted for a password. The script will then automatically use HTTP Basic authentication when calling the Twitter API.

runhaskell twitterarchiver.hs -u divya -f divya.json -p
Enter Twitter Password :


Mail me any feedback you have at deepak.jois@gmail.com