so i have been using the vim plugin, to send updates from a vim session, be it from command line or from gvim.
but it doesn’t have the capability to view friends timeline or replies. SO, tonight i got to playing with it, and published on [SVN] and [HTTP]. you’ll need to update the USER_PASS variable, and possibly the *SOURCE variable for the Updates command. you can get the RSS URL for you friend timeline from the bottom of your twitter home page.
further, this script uses lynx and xmlstarlet. ( lynx is standard in slackware and xmlstarlet is available on slackbuilds.org)