An API and command-line toolset for Twitter (twitter.com)
Python Twitter Tools
The Minimalist Twitter API for Python is a Python API for Twitter, everyone’s favorite Web 2.0 Facebook-style status updater for people on the go.
Also included is a twitter command-line tool for getting your friends’ tweets and setting your own tweet from the safety and security of your favorite shell and an IRC bot that can announce Twitter updates to an IRC channel.
For more information, after installing the twitter package:
import the twitter package and run help() on it
run twitter -h for command-line tool help
twitter – The Command-Line Tool
The command-line tool lets you do some awesome things:
view your tweets, recent replies, and tweets in lists
view the public timeline
follow and unfollow (leave) friends
various output formats for tweet information
The bottom line: type twitter, receive tweets.