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#!/usr/bin/env python

import os, sys, json
from optparse import OptionParser

BASE_DIR = os.path.abspath(os.path.dirname(__file__))
PYTHON_TWITTER_PATH = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'python_twitter')

from python_twitter import twitter

def _load_file(filename):
    if not os.path.exists(filename):
        return {}
    with open(filename, 'r') as f:
        return json.load(f)

def _get_more_tweets(username, existing_tweets):
    api = twitter.Api()
    last_id = int(max(existing_tweets.keys())) if existing_tweets else 0
    first_id = int(min(existing_tweets.keys())) if existing_tweets else None
    statuses = api.GetUserTimeline(username, max_id=first_id, count=200)
    existing_tweets.update(dict((, s.text) for s in statuses))
    statuses = api.GetUserTimeline(username, since_id=0, count=200)
    existing_tweets.update(dict((, s.text) for s in statuses))
    return existing_tweets

def _dump_to_file(filename, tweets):
    with open(filename, 'w') as f:
        json.dump(tweets, f)

def _build_parser():
    """Return a parser for the command-line interface."""
    usage = "Usage: %prog -u USERNAME FILE"
    parser = OptionParser(usage=usage)
    parser.add_option("-u", "--username", dest="username", default=None,
        help="grab (new) tweets from USERNAME", metavar="USERNAME")
    parser.add_option("-p", "--print",
        dest="print_tweets", action="store_true", default=False,
        help="print the tweets in FILE", metavar="FILE")
    return parser

def _main():
    """Run the command-line interface."""
    parser = _build_parser()
    (options, args) = parser.parse_args()
    if len(args) != 1:
        parser.error('You must specify a FILE!')
    tweets = _load_file(args[0])
    if options.print_tweets:
        tweets = sorted([(tid, tweets[tid]) for tid in tweets])
        for tid, text in tweets:
            print tid, text.encode('utf-8'), '\n'
    if not options.username:
        parser.error('You must specify a USERNAME!')
    tweets = _get_more_tweets(options.username, tweets)
    _dump_to_file(args[0], tweets)

if __name__ == '__main__':