07 June 2007 0 comments Linux
This is silly but fun. I can with one command on the command line start updating my Facebook profile. It's not using the Facebook Developer API but a PHP script I copied from some other blog I can't find right now. Here's how I use it:
peterbe@trillian:~ $ FacebookStatusUpdater Peter is happily blogged about his latest facebook status updater Updating Facebook...
It's an interactive prompt and starts with "Peter is " and then I write till I hit the Return and it gets uploaded and saved. See attached screenshot.
The bash script is clever in that it either takes parameters or it shows the interactive prompt. If I write this:
peterbe@trillian:~ $ FacebookStatusUpdater blogged about something
...it won't run the prompt. Here's the bash code I used:
#!/bin/bash if [ "$#" == 0 ]; then read -p "Peter is " myline else myline=$@ fi echo "Updating Facebook..." php5 -f /home/peterbe/Programs/UpdateFacebookStatus.php $myline