Welcome Guest.   Make a donation to an author on the site August 22, 2014, 06:48:06 AM  *

Please login or register.
Or did you miss your validation email?


Login with username and password (forgot your password?)
Why not become a lifetime supporting member of the site with a one-time donation of any amount? Your donation entitles you to a ton of additional benefits, including access to exclusive discounts and downloads, the ability to enter monthly free software drawings, and a single non-expiring license key for all of our programs.


You must sign up here before you can post and access some areas of the site. Registration is totally free and confidential.
 
Read the full one-year retrospective report on DonationCoder.com.
   
   Forum Home   Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Reply  |  New Topic  |  Print  
Author Topic: Needed: CLI RSS reader script  (Read 2584 times)
Redhat
Charter Member
***
Posts: 249


View Profile WWW Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« on: February 12, 2008, 02:41:28 PM »

All,

Firstly - hi friends, sorry for the lengthy absence!

Right, down to business. I need a command line RSS reader, preferably with the following attributes:

  • Python based, or at least as cross-platform as possible. Please, no perl!!
  • I only need the title to be displayed, and maybe a URL.
  • Nothing fancy, it doesn't need to run off a database and remember everything, just for instant alerts, much like twitter.

The idea is I need something to track high-activity RSS feeds, such as the digg feed, or reuters feed, or keyword feeds for google blog search etc..

I could write this myself, I guess, but it is a matter of time.

OK, sod it, I will have a go myself! Can anyone suggest a small, light, RSS lib for python? Thanks!  cheesy Thmbsup
Logged
tinjaw
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 1,926



I'm so glad breakbeat techno isn't an illegal drug

see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008, 05:21:42 PM »

RSS is just XML. Use ElementTree. It is a standard module in 2.5.
Logged

 
Redhat
Charter Member
***
Posts: 249


View Profile WWW Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008, 03:53:37 AM »

RSS is just XML. Use ElementTree. It is a standard module in 2.5.

Genius! Thanks. I'll begin tapping away - it just seemed to me that RSS readers are geared towards reading feeds like email, no quick notifications within one sentence.

Fingers crossed!
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Reply  |  New Topic  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  
   Forum Home   Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  

DonationCoder.com | About Us
DonationCoder.com Forum | Powered by SMF
[ Page time: 0.031s | Server load: 0.16 ]