created_at2024-04-17 22:51:09.156664
updated_at2024-04-17 22:51:09.156664
descriptionSerde structs, deserialize, and serialize definitions for Twitter archived data



Twitter Archive

Serde structs, deserialize, and serialize definitions for Twitter archived data

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This repository requires Rust language/compiler to build from source

As of last update to this ReadMe file, the recommended method of installing Rust is via the installer script...

curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf | sh

Quick Start

This repository is a Rust library, define it as a dependency within a project Cargo.toml file...

cargo add twitter-archive

Cargo.toml (snip)

twitter_archive = "0.0.1"

Check Rust -- Doc -- Specifying Dependencies for details about defining dependencies.

Then include within a source file via use statement...

use twitter_archive;


Twitter archive parsing example, print all tweets' creation date and full text;

use zip::read::ZipArchive;
use std::{fs, path};
use twitter_archive::structs::tweets;

fn main() {
    let input_file = "path/to/";

    let file_descriptor = fs::File::open(input_file).expect("Unable to read --input-file");
    let mut zip_archive = ZipArchive::new(file_descriptor).unwrap();
    let mut zip_file = zip_archive.by_name("data/tweets.js").unwrap();

    let mut buff = String::new();
    zip_file.read_to_string(&mut buff).unwrap();
    let json = buff.replacen("window.YTD.tweets.part0 = ", "", 1);

    let data: Vec<tweets::TweetObject> = serde_json::from_str(&json).expect("Unable to parse");

    for (index, object) in data.iter().enumerate() {
        /* Do stuff with each Tweet */
        println!("Index: {index}");
        println!("Created at: {}", object.tweet.created_at);
        println!("vvv Content\n{}\n^^^ Content", object.tweet.full_text);

Check the examples/ directory for more examples!


This repository is not be feature complete or fully functional, Pull Requests that add features or fix bugs are certainly welcomed.

Tips for application authors

The data/manifest.js file, parse-able via src/structs/, defines pointers to files and strings that may be helpful for pre-parsing/stripping of other files within the archived directory/file structure.

All accessors/key-names defined by JSON/JavaScript Twitter archive data are available via snake_case via Rust data-structures, regardless of source's choice(s) to mix camelCase and snake_case formatting.

Running tests

Individual data-structures documentation test may be run via;

RUST_BACKTRACE=1 cargo test --doc 'structs::personalization::InferredAgeInfo'

Running examples

Examples may be run via cargo incantations similar to;

cargo run --example search-tweets -- --help

Note; the -- separator to pass arguments to the example instead of Cargo sub-command


Options for contributing to twitter-archive and rust-utilities


:warning: Creating fork(s), submitting contribution(s), publishing derivative work(s), etc. based on this repository will form an agreement to be bound by the use-cased based licensing sub-sections.

I.E. if you choose to contribute to or use this project, you acknowledge and accept these usage based licensing terms will apply to any such works too.

Start making a Fork of this repository to an account that you have write permissions for.

  • Add remote for fork URL. The URL syntax is<NAME>/<REPO>.git...

cd ~/git/hub/rust-utilities/twitter-archive

git remote add fork<NAME>/twitter-archive.git
  • Commit your changes and push to your fork, eg. to fix an issue...
cd ~/git/hub/rust-utilities/twitter-archive

git commit -F- <<'EOF'
:bug: Fixes #42 Issue


- `<SCRIPT-NAME>` script, fixes some bug reported in issue

git push fork main

Note, the -u option may be used to set fork as the default remote, eg. git push -u fork main however, this will also default the fork remote for pulling from too! Meaning that pulling updates from origin must be done explicitly, eg. git pull origin main

  • Then on GitHub submit a Pull Request through the Web-UI, the URL syntax is<NAME>/<REPO>/pull/new/<BRANCH>

Note; to decrease the chances of your Pull Request needing modifications before being accepted, please check the dot-github repository for detailed contributing guidelines.


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Serde structs, deserialize, and serialize definitions for Twitter archived data
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