How to run and setup twint

Twint is an OSINT tool for Twitter intelligence gathering and it is used by many people in the security industry (as others also). In this short article, I am going to give you a list of commands to run with no problem.

Twint is currently archived and the normal setup produces an issue. So, in this article, you will see how to run it with no issue.

Source of twint: https://github.com/twintproject/twint I would guess you are running Linux and have docker installed. There is 2 possible way. One is using docker - and the other we skip docker install and run other commands (if our Linux is Ubuntu/Debian and support python 3.6 or 3.9)

As the first step, you need to download the docker image.


docker run -ti --rm kalilinux/kali-rolling:latest bash

If all goes fine (pull, and running bash under docker) you will get into prompt of Kali Linux.

We go to the next step in this process install and run python3.9/virutalenv and activate envoriment


apt update && apt -y install git python3.9 python3-pip

pip3 install virtualenv

virtualenv --python=python3.9 py39

cd py39

source bin/activate

After this, you will get into a virtual env for development.

Setup and run of twint.


pip3 install --upgrade -e git+https://github.com/twintproject/[email protected]/master#egg=twint;

twint -u twitter --user-full

If all goes ok - it would show information on user @twitter


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