It’s so simply it’s hardy worth a blog post, but since a simple tweet isn’t so easy to find using a search engine, I’ll just put it up here anyway.
Let’s say you come up with this brilliant joke or insight and you want to tweet it instantly to the world. Now you have to open up a browser, type in that dreadfully long twitter.com URL, wait for the site to load, type in your tweet and hit send.
Man. That’s a lot of work.
But what if you could just enter this from the command line?
tweet OMG I love tweeting from the command line
Wow. That would be awesome. Because you always have a console window open anyway, being an edgy and trendy developer using all those nifty command line tools right?
So how about that awesome batch script? What does that look like? Well here you go:
@start "" "https://mobile.twitter.com/compose/tweet?text=%*"
That’s all it takes. Save that as
tweet.cmd and put it somewhere that it’s in your PATH environment variable so Windows can find it and run it.
It’ll launch the twitter mobile site, and all you’ll have to do is hit “Send”.