twidge - Unix Command-Line Twitter and Identica Client

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: twidge
Package version: 1.1.2
Package release:
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 6.89 KB
Download size: 1.30 MB
Official Mirror:
twidge is a client for microblogging sites such as Twitter and Identica ( Microblogging sites let you post short one-paragraph updates, follow the updates that your friends post, and interact with everyone in the site in a conversation style. twidge is a client to make working with microblogging sites faster and easier. It is extremely versatile, and can be customized to work the way you want to work, and combined with other tools to do just about anything. twidge can be used quite nicely interactively from the shell. It is useful directly as-is, and with simple shell aliases can make a highly efficient system to do exactly what you want. It is perfectly capable of being your only client for microblogging. twidge also can be used in an automated way, via cron(1), or it can even integrate with your email system. A full list of twidge features, along with numerous suggestions on how to use it, can be found at the twidge website at



    Binary package: twidge_1.1.2_i386.deb
    Source package: twidge

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install twidge deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install twidge


    • /usr/bin/twidge
    • /usr/share/doc/twidge/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/twidge/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/twidge/twidge.pdf.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/twidge.1.gz


    2014-06-21 - John Goerzen <> twidge (1.1.2) unstable; urgency=medium * Fix mail generation for tweets containing \n.

    2014-06-21 - John Goerzen <> twidge (1.1.1) unstable; urgency=medium * Relax aeson upper bound. Closes: #746110.

    2013-06-14 - John Goerzen <> twidge (1.1.0) unstable; urgency=low * Update to new twitter API. Thanks to Adam Fitzpatrick for the patch. Closes: #712223, #632259. * Updated to newer hoauth. Now buildable in sid again.

    2011-02-05 - John Goerzen <> twidge (1.0.9) unstable; urgency=low * Correctly handle UTF-8 updates given on the command line. Closes: #611775. * Correct VCS and homepage URLs.

    2011-01-06 - John Goerzen <> twidge ( unstable; urgency=low * Clean up a debian packaging bug introduced in 3rd-party commit 880982d2bc2a9dbbff2893fa16ceb04ce32f6356. Package now contains all the files it should again. Closes: #609139.

    2011-01-05 - John Goerzen <> twidge (1.0.8) unstable; urgency=low * Accept parens as part of URLs. CLoses: #608978.

    2010-10-25 - John Goerzen <> twidge (1.0.6) unstable; urgency=low * Twitter invalidated the twidge API key because it became publicly known (sigh). Have now obfuscated it enough for them. twidge will be broken by default without this fix. Closes: #601427.

    2010-09-01 - John Goerzen <> twidge (1.0.5) unstable; urgency=high * Twitter has dropped support for URLs on some servers, and now generally requires This required some minor changes to configuration code. Twitter uses geoIP and some of there servers work fine with 1.0.2 while others don't. This version will work with all of them.

    2010-06-03 - John Goerzen <> twidge (1.0.2) unstable; urgency=high * Corrected bug in 1.0.1 that prevented any updates from posting properly. * Fixed the withBitly flag support.