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Author Topic: Needed: CLI RSS reader script  (Read 2887 times)

Redhat

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Needed: CLI RSS reader script
« 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!  :D :Thmbsup:

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Re: Needed: CLI RSS reader script
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008, 05:21:42 PM »
RSS is just XML. Use ElementTree. It is a standard module in 2.5.

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Re: Needed: CLI RSS reader script
« 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!