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A small script for quickly posting to micro.blog + mastodon from your shell.
#!/bin/sh
# micro.sh: a small program for posting to micro.blog and/or mastodon. Probably poorly written shell, use at your own risk!
# Works well enough for me to use it as a daily driver for quickly posting to my micro.blog and mastodon account.
# Expected env vars
# - $MICRO_BLOG_API_KEY
# - $MASTODON_URL (should be of form https://{YOUR_MASTODON_DOMAIN_HERE}/api/v1)
# - $MASTODON_ACCESS_TOKEN
#
# Dependencies:
# - jq
# - https://stedolan.github.io/jq/
# - `brew install jq`
# - gum
# - https://github.com/charmbracelet/gum
# - `brew install gum` | `go install github.com/charmbracelet/gum@latest`
CANCEL="cancel"
EDIT="edit"
AUTH_HEADER="Authorization: Bearer $MICRO_BLOG_API_KEY"
# mb_get data from micro.blog with cURL
mb_get () {
curl -s --header "$AUTH_HEADER" $1;
}
for i in "$@" ; do
if [[ $i == "e" ]] ; then
POST_URL=$(mb_get "https://micro.blog/micropub?q=source" | jq '.items[].properties.url[0]' | gum choose)
POST_URL=$(echo $POST_URL | tr -d '"')
echo $POST_URL
UPDATE=$(mb_get "https://micro.blog/micropub?q=source&url=$POST_URL" | jq '.properties.content[0]' | tr -d '"' | sed 's/\\n/\n/g' | gum write)
if ( $(gum confirm "Update post?") ) ; then
echo "Post updated"
fi
elif [[ $i == "l" ]] ; then
POST_URL=$(mb_get "https://micro.blog/micropub?q=source&limit=10" | jq '.items[].properties.url[0]' | tr -d '""' | gum choose)
mb_get "https://micro.blog/micropub?q=source&url=$POST_URL" | jq '.properties.content[0]' | xargs printf | gum pager --
elif [[ $i == "r" ]] ; then
# TODO: figure out why this doesn't work... post is created and has @jahziel, but isn't a reply to the in-reply-to on micro.blog
POST_URL=$(mb_get "https://micro.blog/micropub?q=source&limit=10" | jq '.items[].properties.url[0]' | tr -d '""' | gum choose)
TEXT=$(gum write --width 50 --base.border double)
RESP_JSON=$(curl -X POST --header "$AUTH_HEADER" "https://micro.blog/micropub?in-reply-to=$POST_URL" --data-urlencode "h=entry" --data-urlencode "content=$TEXT")
elif [[ $i == "-h" ]] ; then
echo "micro.sh: a small CLI for micro.blog"
echo
echo "usage:"
echo " mb\t#opens a text field for you to write a new post. submit your post with ^D"
echo " mb [command]"
echo
echo "available commands:"
echo " l: list out your micro.blog posts and view the one you select"
echo " e: select a post and edit it"
echo " r: select a post and reply to it"
echo " m: post only to your mastodon account. Make sure $MASTODON_ACCESS_TOKEN is exported with your access token!"
elif [[ $i == "m" ]] ; then
TEXT=$(gum write --width 50 --base.border double)
RESP_JSON=$(curl -s -X POST "$MASTODON_URL/statuses?access_token=$MASTODON_ACCESS_TOKEN" --data-urlencode "status=$TEXT")
echo $RESP_JSON | jq .url
exit 0
fi
exit 0
done
TEXT=$(gum write --width 50 --base.border double)
RESP_JSON=$(curl -s -X POST --header "$AUTH_HEADER" https://micro.blog/micropub --data-urlencode "h=entry" --data-urlencode "content=$TEXT")
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