NAME

RSS::From::Twitter - Convert Twitter page to RSS

VERSION

This document describes version 0.08 of RSS::From::Twitter (from Perl distribution RSS-From-Twitter), released on 2017-07-10.

SYNOPSIS

 # Use command-line scripts get-rss-from-twitter{,-list,-search,-user}

FUNCTIONS

get_rss_from_twitter

Usage:

 get_rss_from_twitter(%args) -> [status, msg, result, meta]

Convert Twitter page to RSS.

In June 2013, Twitter retired the RSS v1 API (e.g. http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=blah, etc). However, its replacement, the v1.1 API, is not as straightforward to use (e.g. needs auth). This function scrapes the Twitter search result page (e.g. https://twitter.com/search?q=blah) and converts it to RSS. I wrote this because I have other scripts expecting RSS input.

Expect breakage from time to time though, as scraping method is rather fragile.

This function is not exported by default, but exportable.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • title => str

    RSS title.

  • ua => obj

    Supply a custom LWP::UserAgent object.

    If supplied, will be used instead of the default LWP::UserAgent object.

  • url* => str

    URL, e.g. https://twitter.com/foo or file:/test.html.

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (result) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.

Return value: (any)

get_rss_from_twitter_list

Usage:

 get_rss_from_twitter_list(%args) -> [status, msg, result, meta]

Convert Twitter public list page to RSS.

This function calls get_rss_from_twitter() with URL: https//twitter.com/USERNAME/LISTNAME.

This function is not exported by default, but exportable.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • listname* => str

    User's list name.

  • ua => obj

    Supply a custom LWP::UserAgent object.

    If supplied, will be used instead of the default LWP::UserAgent object.

  • username* => str

    Twitter username.

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (result) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.

Return value: (any)

Usage:

 get_rss_from_twitter_search(%args) -> [status, msg, result, meta]

Convert Twitter search result page to RSS.

This function calls get_rss_from_twitter() with URL: https//twitter.com/search?q=QUERY.

This function is not exported by default, but exportable.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • query* => str

    Search query.

  • ua => obj

    Supply a custom LWP::UserAgent object.

    If supplied, will be used instead of the default LWP::UserAgent object.

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (result) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.

Return value: (any)

get_rss_from_twitter_user

Usage:

 get_rss_from_twitter_user(%args) -> [status, msg, result, meta]

Convert Twitter user main page to RSS.

This function calls get_rss_from_twitter() with URL: https//twitter.com/USERNAME.

This function is not exported by default, but exportable.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • ua => obj

    Supply a custom LWP::UserAgent object.

    If supplied, will be used instead of the default LWP::UserAgent object.

  • username* => str

    Twitter username.

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (result) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.

Return value: (any)

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/RSS-From-Twitter.

SOURCE

Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-RSS-From-Twitter.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=RSS-From-Twitter

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013 by perlancar@cpan.org.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.