Control #twatch from Linux command line and CRON job June 12, 2011, 10:46:58 am Hi!I received my #twatch the other day. I found out that the most basic way to speak to the #twatch is using netcat (nc). Netcat probably comes as standard with most Linux distros and if it doesn't, then install it. On a Debian-flavour platform (like Ubuntu), this should do the trick:Code: [Select]sudo apt-get updateyour passwordsudo apt-get install netcatRunning the above even if you have netcat won't do any damage to your system. And if you have a different package management system, use that :)Now that you have netcat, try this:Code: [Select]echo -n "Hello, world!" | nc -q 0 ip.address.of.your.twatch 1337 The -n switch for echo makes it not send a newline after the text which would only look ugly on the #twatch. The -q 0 (that's a zero) switch for netcat means nc should exit after it's sent the input "Hello, World!" to your #twatch. You can expand on the basic example with just a little flair:Code: [Select]echo -en "