Brian's Waste of Time

Wed, 20 Jul 2005

Trackback Client

So, I wanted to post some trackbacks to and, well, I don't use a fancy blog entry editor thing which can do trackbacks for me. In case anyone else is in the same situation, here is a little command line tool for posting trackbacks: trackback. Unlike the actual spec, all fields are required for this client, sorry, is 10 minutes of coding between sessions =)

brianm@kite:~$ trackback -h
Usage: trackback [options] excerpt

    -b, --trackback-url VALUE        The url to post the trackback to
    -u, --url VALUE                  URL of the response post
    -n, --blog_name VALUE            The blog name for the trackback
    -t, --title VALUE                Show or hide result url in output

    -h, --help                       Show this message

If you don't specify a part on the command line it will prompt you for it -- should be friendly enough.

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