Rainbow Stream is a terminal-based Twitter Client written using Python language. It is smart, nicely displayed and even can show images directly on terminal. Rainbow Stream is built on the top of Python Twitter Tool and Twitter API, can run on Python 2.7.x and 3.x .
First, make sure that your system has Python v2.7+ or 3.x. Python version can be confirmed with:
The quick way is using pip with sudo permission.
sudo pip install rainbowstream
For Python 3 users:
sudo pip3 install rainbowstream
But if you are familiar with virtualenv, there is a safer way:
Python 3 users : use -p to specify your Python 3 localtion as below
virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python3 venv source venv/bin/activate pip install rainbowstream
When rainbowstream is installed correctly, the following command will available:
Also, if you want to see twitter photos rendered directly on terminal, you can also try:
While your personal stream is continued, you are also ready to tweet, search, reply, retweet… directly from the console. Simply type “h” and hit the Enter key to see the help.
Input is in interactive mode. It means that you can use arrow key to move up and down history, tab-autocomplete or 2 tab to view available suggestion. Input history from previous run is available as well.
Available commands are listed in Read The Docs.
This is a guest post written by Minh. If you have any queries regarding this tool, you can contact the author via mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @dtvd88.