Post To Twitter From Windows Command Prompt

It may happen that you may find cumbersome to launch Twitter client or the website to post tweets.

As like most of the stuff related to applications and Windows,status updates too can be tweeted through good old command prompt.

1.Download the small utility that exactly does just that from here.

2.Extract the files to a specific folder (I have extracted to C:clvi).Launch command prompt (Start > Run > cmd)

3.Navigate to the installed folder in command prompt [C:clvi in this case] and then use the parameters specified below to post tweets :

clvi.exe w:[twitter] u:[twitter_username] p:[twitter_password] m:[Your tweet]

You can get the above syntax by just entering clvi which will bring up a help box.

Here I posted the following through command prompt :

The one drawback which I observed was that password needs to be entered in clear text which isn’t fun,a hidden or blank field would have been better.

Hope this saves some tweeting time.

Cheers.

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3 Responses to “Post To Twitter From Windows Command Prompt”

  1. Jon
    June 16, 2010 at 8:57 am #

    >I installed clvi in c: drive but in command prompt I get the error – clvi is not recognized as internal or external command.

    Please help.

  2. AVP
    June 16, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    >Jon – You need to change directory to where you installed clvi (eg: c:cd clvi) and run it from the program directory else the application wont launch.

    Hope this helps.

  3. B1rdEX
    February 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    >Not working.

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