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fbcmd [2014/01/28 16:29]
Burt Henry [FBCMD Installation and Set-up] changed heading to be more clear, added notes re changes/updates to FB and FBCMD
fbcmd [2015/07/16 23:26]
Burt Henry changed primary header
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-===== Facebook from the Command-line,​ FBCMD Installation ​=====+===== Facebook from the Command-line, ​FB Broke FBCMD =====
  
 By Burt Henry By Burt Henry
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 +==== Important Notice ====
 +Facebook in its continuing agressive efforts to keep people on the FB website for as much time as possible disabled API conponents that allowed FBCMD to interact with a user's Facebook account. In other words, FBCMD is no longer usable. For now this article is left for historical purposes.
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 +Bitlbee Pidgin and Thunderbird among other applications still allow for easy and accessible chatting on Facebook, but most other interaction is onlly possible via a browser and the Facebook website. You can still do some things via email, but FB seems to have finally taken away all of our stand alone desktop apps that used to save users, especially those of us who need screenreaders,​ much time and or frustration in our dealings with FB.
 +Be aware that that one now needs to install a new/special plugin to use pidgin with facebook chat, i.e. the xmpp facebook account type/​protocol no longer works. ​
 +Bitlbee also requires a new Facebook plugin for FB chat. 
 +Thunderbird continues to work with no need to modify configuration.
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 +The original article begins below. ​  
  
 I have picked what I believe is the easiest way to install "​fbcmd",​ a fast and user friendly way to use facebook from the command line. You'll need to know your friends'​ names for some features but the commands themselves are pretty easy to remember after having used them a few times. Ive written everything so that if you like you can copy and paste commands directly in to a Terminal or Console except for your auth code which you get from your web-browser and may of course paste it from there. I have picked what I believe is the easiest way to install "​fbcmd",​ a fast and user friendly way to use facebook from the command line. You'll need to know your friends'​ names for some features but the commands themselves are pretty easy to remember after having used them a few times. Ive written everything so that if you like you can copy and paste commands directly in to a Terminal or Console except for your auth code which you get from your web-browser and may of course paste it from there.
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