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Tweet from Python
import tweepy
import os
import re
import CommentParser
import sys
import subprocess
import yaml
def tweet(html_file, post_url):
config_file = os.path.expanduser('~/.tweeter')
if not os.path.exists(config_file):
print('~/.tweeter file is missing')
print('Create that and add all the config values in it')
# Read the config file
with open(config_file) as file:
config = yaml.load(file)
consumer_key = config["consumer_key"]
consumer_secret = config["consumer_secret"]
access_token = config["access_token"]
access_token_secret = config["access_token_secret"]
# Using the keys, setup the authorization
authorization = tweepy.OAuthHandler(consumer_key, consumer_secret)
authorization.set_access_token(access_token, access_token_secret)
# Create the API object
twitter = tweepy.API(authorization)
with open(html_file) as file:
html_file_contents =
# Read file and extract the comments
re_comments = re.compile('\s*<!--(.*)-->', re.DOTALL)
comments_text =
comments_parser = CommentParser.parse_comments(comments_text)
# print(len(comments_parser.labels), flush=True)
lines = (
f'Day {get_days_since_challenge_started()} of #30DaysPfBlogging challenge',
" ",
"#FreBlogg " + get_labels_as_hash_tags(comments_parser.labels),
generated_tweet = "\n".join(lines)
tweet_file = html_file[:-5] + ".tweet"
with open(tweet_file, 'w') as file:
# Start vim with the markdown file open on line #10['C:/Program Files (x86)/Vim/vim80/gvim.exe', '+3', tweet_file])
# Read the file
with open(tweet_file) as file:
full_tweet =
# Text Tweet
t = twitter.update_status(full_tweet)
# Media Tweet
# image = os.environ['USERPROFILE'] + "\\Pictures\\cubes.jpg"
# twitter.update_with_media(image, "Tweet with media using #tweepy")
def get_labels_as_hash_tags(labels):
if labels:
return "#" + " #".join(labels)
# If there are no labels, then return empty string
return ""
def get_days_since_challenge_started():
from datetime import date
start = date(2017, 12, 23)
today =
return (today - start).days + 1 # adding 1 as the 23rd December was Day #1 and not Day #0
if __name__ == '__main__':
if len(sys.argv) is not 2:
print("ERROR: Html file of the article is needed")
html_file = sys.argv[1]
post_url = sys.argv[2]
tweet(html_file, post_url)
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