rss2irc: Watch an RSS/Atom feed and write it to an IRC channel

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This bot polls a single RSS or Atom feed and announces updates to an IRC channel, with options for customizing output and behavior. It aims to be a simple, dependable bot that does its job and creates no problems.

   or: rss2irc [OPTS] FEEDURL (same as --debug)

  -p PORT  --port=PORT          irc server port (default 6667)
           --ident=STR          set the bot's identity string (useful for contact info)
           --delay=N            wait for N seconds before starting (helps avoid mass joins)
  -i N     --interval=N         polling interval in minutes (default 5)
  -r N     --recent=N           announce up to N recent items at startup (default 0)
  -m N     --max-items=N        announce at most N items per polling interval (default 5)
           --no-title           don't show title (title is announced by default)
  -a       --author             show author
  -d       --description        show description
  -l       --link               show link URL
  -t       --time               show timestamp
  -e       --email              show email addresses (these are stripped by default)
  -h       --html               show HTML tags and entities (these are stripped by default)
           --replace="OLD/NEW"  replace OLD with NEW (regexpr patterns)
  -n N     --num-iterations=N   exit after N iterations
  -q       --quiet              silence normal console output
           --debug              do not connect to irc
           --debug-irc          show irc activity
           --debug-feed         show feed items and polling stats
           --debug-xml          show feed content
           --debug-http         show feed fetching progress

For example, to announce Hackage updates:

rss2irc '#haskell' mybot
Versions [faq] 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.4.1, 0.4.2, 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.6, 1.1, 1.2
Dependencies base (>=3 && <5), extensible-exceptions (==0.1.*), feed (==0.3.*), HTTP (>=4000.0.3 && <4000.1), mtl (==1.1.*), network (==2.2.*), parallel (==1.1.*), regexpr (==0.5.*), split (==0.1.*), strict-concurrency (==0.2.*), tagsoup (==0.6.*), time (==1.1.*) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Author Don Stewart <>, Simon Michael <>
Maintainer Simon Michael <>
Category Network
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Source repo head: darcs get
Uploaded by SimonMichael at Mon Aug 24 19:26:04 UTC 2009
Distributions Debian:1.2, NixOS:1.2
Executables rss2irc
Downloads 6302 total (28 in the last 30 days)
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