RSS2Leafnode downloads RSS and Atom feeds and posts the items to local news groups. The articles aren't meant to propagate anywhere, just go to a local spool ready to read.
It's named after Leafnode (version 2) and that's one of the easiest local servers to setup, but anything with local groups will work. See the online man page (45k, html) for more.# ~/.rss2leafnode.conf fetch_rss('r2l.weather', 'http://rss.weather.com.au/sa/adelaide');
rss2leafnode-78.tar.gz(146k, and sig)
rss2leafnode_78-0.1_all.deb(81k, and sig)
Makefile.PL has the dependencies (a
long list, on the principle "why can't someone else do it"). The key ones are
The full source has some stray experimental bits and pieces, including some old attempted add-ons for Plagger.
The obvious difference in each is where they deliver, but the practical difference is how the output looks and the level of programmability, configurability or complexity. There's lots of RSS mangling programs and online services, you just have to find one you like.
RSS2Leafnode is geared towards text viewing and saving time by pre-downloading feeds and optionally their links. It recognises various RSS extensions ("modules") to try to get good text.
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