brio - CLI power tools for appdotnet

brio is a command line application for interfacing with appdotnet social network.


You have to make sure that you have ruby installed, version 1.9.2, 1.9.3 (the latest stable)

Note! For now it was tested only with RUby versions 1.9.2 and 1.9.3. It does not work on 1.8.7.

Once you've verified that Ruby is installed:

gem install brio


I am getting SSL errors, help!

If you are getting a similar message to this:

SSL_connect returned=1 errno=0 state=SSLv3 read server certificate B: certificate verify failed on error;

you will need to install some openssl packages:

$ rvm pkg install openssl  
$ rvm reinstall 1.9.3 --with-openssl-dir=$rvm_path/usr


brio needs to be authorized with appdotnet to run. To proceed, type the following command at the prompt and follow the instructions:

brio authorize

This command will direct you to a URL where you can sign-in to appdotnet, authorize the application, and then enter the returned auth token back into the terminal.

Usage Examples

Typing *brio help* will list all the available commands. You can type *brio help COMMAND* to get help for a specific command.

brio help

Retriving your stream

brio stream

This will return your personalized stream

brio stream -g

This returns global stream

By default brio returns 20 posts. appdotnet allows up to max 200 counts. You can set a flag *-c | –count* if you want to customize the number:

brio stream -c16

You can also use them together:

brio stream -gc50

Post Methods

Create a post

brio post "Hey! I'm posting from the command line!"

Reply to a post

brio post reply 12345 "hey, this is a reply!"

Note that we provided first the post id you are making a reply to, and then the message

Delete a post

brio post delete 1234

You can only delete a post that you created

Repost a post

brio post repost 1234

Delete a repost

brio post repost --rm 1234

Star a post

brio post star 1234

Delete a starred post

brio post star --rm 1234

Get user infrormation

brio whois @username

Username can be omitted and it will default to the currently authenticated user - you.

Follow a user

brio follow @username

Stop following a user

brio unfollow @username

List Methods

All the list subcommands can take an optional count flag. When provided, it will return an arbitrary number of listing. By default, brio returns last 20 items.


brio list mentions

This will list the posts that mention you.

brio list mentions @username

This will list the posts that mention username

brio list mentions -c10 @username

List last 10 menitons for username


brio list followers @username

This will list people that follow username You can also omit username and brio will list your followers.

brio list followers -c50

List my last 50 followers


brio list following

List people I follow.

brio list following @username

List people that username is following.


brio list replies 1234

List replies of a post with id 1234.

brio list replies 1234 -c12

List last 12 replies for a post.


brio list posts @username

List posts created by username

brio list posts

List posts created by me (the current authenticated user).

brio list posts -c15

List my last 15 posts.






See LICENSE for details.