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rainbowstream 0.2.3

A smart and nice Twitter client on terminal.

Latest Version: 1.3.7

Rainbow Stream

Terminal-based Twitter Client. Realtime tweetstream, compose, search , favorite … and much more fun directly from terminal.

This package is built on the top of Python Twitter Tool and Twitter API.





You will need Python 2.7+ and pip.

sudo pip install rainbowstream

or try with a virtualenv

sudo pip install virtualenv # skip if you already have virtualenv
virtualenv venv
source venv/bin/activate # use the brand new virtualenv.
pip install rainbowstream


The stream

Just type


and see your stream.

I shipped a feature which can display tweet’s images directly on terminal. You can try it with:

rainbow -iot # Or rainbow --image-on-term

In the first time you will be asked for authorization of Rainbow Stream app at Twitter. Just click the “Authorize access” button and paste PIN number to the terminal, the rainbow will start.

The interactive mode

While your personal stream is continued, you are also ready to tweet, search, reply, retweet… directly from console. Simply type “h” and hit the Enter key to see the help.

Input is in interactive mode. It means that you can use arrow key to move up and down history, tab-autocomplete or 2 tab to view available suggestion. Input history from previous run is available as well.

Available commands are listed in Read The Docs.

Theme customization

Rainbow Stream is shipped with some default themes. You can either change theme by theme command or create your favorite one.

Theme’s screenshot:

  • Monokai
  • Solarized

For detaile information, see theme usage and customization.

Bug and feature requests

Found a bug or a feature request ? Please create an issue or contact me at @dtvd88


I appreciate any help and support. Feel free to fork and create a pull request. You will be listed as contributor.


Rainbow Stream are released under an MIT License. See LICENSE.txt for details

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