troubleshooting Question

php script to extract tweets from json data

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I have a script in linux mint that fetches twitter statuses using the following input from the command line:

php twitter.php show username number

The script returns the output in JSON format.

How can I add to this script so that it removes the twitter statuses only from the json data and displays  them in a list?

The code is shown below (my developer token data has been removed).


require_once("twitteroauth.php"); //Path to twitteroauth library

$task = $argv[1];
$twitteruser = $argv[2];
$twitterkeyword = $argv[2];
$notweets = $argv[3];
$consumerkey = "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx";
$consumersecret = "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx";
$accesstoken = "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx";
$accesstokensecret = "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx";

if ($task == "show") {
function getConnectionWithAccessToken($cons_key, $cons_secret, $oauth_token, $oauth_token_secret) {
  $connection = new TwitterOAuth($cons_key, $cons_secret, $oauth_token, $oauth_token_secret);
  return $connection;

$connection = getConnectionWithAccessToken($consumerkey, $consumersecret, $accesstoken, $accesstokensecret);

//if ($task == "show") {

$tweets = $connection->get("".$twitteruser."&count=".$notweets);

echo json_encode($tweets);
//echo $tweets;

echo $notweets

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