How can I save twurl output to a file?


Hi there,

I established a connection with twurl to the Streaming API and now I have tweets coming in on my terminal window continuously

twurl -t -d track=obama -H /1.1/statuses/filter.json

I am wondering
1.) how to stop the connection?
2) and then how to save the output to a file ?

Thank you for your help!


in windows you can create a cmd file (create new text file then save it as twitter_api.cmd ) paste+save this:
twurl -t -d track=obama -H /1.1/statuses/filter.json > tweets.json

then you run it and you will have the tweets saved in the same folder as the cmd file


thank you, but for some reason your command works with the Streaming API but NOT with the Search API:

I input:
twurl /1.1/statuses/user_timeline.json?screen_name=MikeRogers0&count=10 > tweets.json expecting to have a json file but when I open it it is empty. I am receiving the expected output but it is not stored in the json file!


Late reply but might be helpful for others who read this.

The ampersand (&) in your query causes misinterpretation. When you put quotes around the URL this will be resolved.