The rss2irc package

[Tags:bsd3, program]

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 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
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 BSD3
Author Don Stewart <>, Simon Michael <>
Maintainer Simon Michael <>
Category Network
Home page
Source repository head: darcs get
Uploaded Mon Aug 24 19:26:04 UTC 2009 by SimonMichael
Distributions Debian:1.0.6, NixOS:1.1
Downloads 3164 total (11 in the last 30 days)
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Status Docs not available [build log]
All reported builds failed as of 2016-12-31 [all 6 reports]
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