Rainbowstream is simple command line based Twitter client. If you prefer reading your twitter stream in browser, client like tweetdeck and similar, go ahead, I won’t stop you from doing that. But if you, like me, want to experiment with command line twitter client then this guide will help you set it up in Fedora (24).

Rainbowstream is available as the python package and is just “pip away”. To install it you can use:

$ pip install --user rainbowstream

After you install it run it and it’ll ask you to authorize access to your twitter account. Link will launch in your default browser and after you log in you’ll be prompted with code needed to authorize access which should look like this:

Copy that code and paste it to the rainbowstreet, and voila, tweets will start pilling up now. :-)