skip to navigation
skip to content

twerp 0.0.5

Twilio command-line application for sending SMS text messages and making voice calls.


**Twerp is the telephone hackers toolkit.**

Twerp is also:

* A command-line interface for the Twilio API

* A tool that will revolutionize crank calling (only legal from California to the French parts of Canada. Note: IANALBISEEOC (I am not a lawyer but I've seen every episode of Cops).


* Buy phone numbers fromt he command-line in the U.S., toll free and wherever Twilio sells them
* Manage Twilio accounts: create new sub-accounts, list, rename accouts
* Make phone calls from the command-line
* Conrtol call flow from the command-line using stateless TwiML transactions (no web app necessary)
* Command-line driven conference calls
* Send and receive SMS text messages
* Read your Twilio logs from the command-line
* Modify the flow of calls or conferences in progress with a curses based comand-line interface
* Do lots of stuff without going to your dashboard on the website


* Plugin system based on Python entry_points
* Plugin to launch Bottle web app and it!
* Plugin for Phox Flask webapp

.. contents::


pip install twerp

Configure twerp






Usage: twerp [options]

-h, --help show this help message and exit
--version Show twerp version and exit.
-v, --verbose Show more output stuff.
--debug Show debugging information.
-q, --quiet Show less output.

Common options:
These options can be used for both SMS and voice calls.

-c CALLERID, --callerid=CALLERID
Phone number you are calling from or texting from.
-i, --interactive Go into interactive command-line mode after dialing
(voice or conferences).

Voice call options:
Place phone calls, execute TWIML.

-d +12135551212,+14155551212, --dial=+12135551212,+14155551212
List of numbers to dial, comma-separated.
-y Say something., --say=Say something.
Use with --dial to say something.
-u URL of TWIML, --url=URL of TWIML
URL of TWIML to pass call with --call
-b +12135551212, --buy=+12135551212
Buy a specific phone number listed with -x or -a
-a AREA CODE, --area-code=AREA CODE
Search for phone number to purchase by area code. Use
-b to purchase from these results.

-x CONTAINS, --contains=CONTAINS
Search for phone number to purchase by numbers or
letters it contains.

Conference (voice) options:
These options can be used for voice conference calls.

-f +12135551212,+14155551212, --conference=+12135551212,+14155551212
Start conference with list of numbers to dial, comma-

-o ROOM, --room=ROOM
Room to join for voice conference.
-e, --conferences Show conferences in-progress.
-p, --conference-participants
Show participants for all conferences in-progress.

SMS options:
Send and reveive SMS text messages.

-m <txt msg="">, --message=<txt msg="">
Send SMS text message

-s +12135551212,+14155551212, --sms=+12135551212,+14155551212
Send SMS text message to list of numbers.

-l, --list-sms Show incoming SMS messages.

Reporting options:
List your Twilio phone numbers and information about each.

-n, --notifications
Show notifications from Twilio API (error messages and
-r, --numbers Show all my Twilio phone numbers. Use -Nv for detailed
info on each number.
--sid=SID Show log for given SID

Twilio Application information.

--applications Show all my Twilio Applications.

Twilio account and sub-account management

List all Twilio accounts and sub-accounts.

Create sub-account named 'NAME'

Rename account or sub-account using 'NAME'

Interactive Mode

The Prompt

The prompt will have part of the SID if a call is in progress:

twerp (CA3abc...) >>

If you hang up a call, for example, there will be no SID, so the prompt will look like this:

twerp (...) >>

Interactive Mode Commands

* list - List all calls in progress, ringing or queued
* hangup - Hang up call associated with SID shown in prompt
* nuke - Hang up all calls associated with account. ALL OF THEM!
* forward <nnnnnnnnnn> - Redirect current call to another phone number
* url <url> - Redirect flow of call to TwiML at a URL
* info [<sid>] - Show info for current SID or SID given
* sid <sid> - Change the current SID associated with interactive-mode



.. Twerp News



*Release date: 4/4/2012

* Added conference cabability
* Added account management, list, rename and create new Twilio sub-accounts
* Added application management: list all Twilio apps
* Added feature to buy new phone numbers, basic searching by area code or phrase
* Renamed a lot of command-line options
* More unit tests


*Release date: 1/17/2012

* Added --interactive command-line feture to control calls in progress
* Changed many keyword options, we're still super++ pre-alpha, so I can do that.
* Added docs at


*Release date: 1/6/2012

* Added voice dialing


*Release date: 1/5/2012

* Initial release  
File Type Py Version Uploaded on Size
twerp-0.0.5.tar.gz (md5) Source 2012-04-05 10KB