The rss2irc package

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rss2irc is an IRC bot that polls an RSS or Atom feed and announces updates to an IRC channel, with options for customizing output and behavior. It aims to be an easy-to-use, reliable, well-behaved bot.

Usage: rss2irc FEEDURL [BOTNAME@IRCSERVER/#CHANNEL] [OPTS]

For example, to announce Hackage uploads (like hackagebot):

 $ rss2irc http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/recent.rss mybot@irc.freenode.org/#haskell

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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
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Dependencies base (==4.*), bytestring, cmdargs, containers, deepseq, feed (>=0.3.9 && <0.4), http-client (>=0.2.1 && <0.5), http-conduit (>=1.9 && <2.2), http-types (>=0.6.4 && <1.0), io-storage (==0.3.*), irc (==0.6.*), network (==2.6.*), network-uri (==2.6.*), old-locale, parsec, regexpr (==0.5.*), resourcet (>=0.4.4 && <1.2), safe (>=0.2 && <0.4), SafeSemaphore (>=0.10 && <1.1), split (==0.2.*), stm (>=2.1 && <3.0), text (>=0.11 && <1.3), time (>=1.5 && <1.7), transformers (>=0.2 && <0.6), utf8-string [details]
License BSD3
Author Don Stewart <dons@galois.com>, Simon Michael <simon@joyful.com>
Maintainer Simon Michael <simon@joyful.com>
Stability beta
Category IRC
Home page http://hackage.haskell.org/package/rss2irc
Source repository head: darcs get http://hub.darcs.net/simon/rss2irc
Uploaded Tue Nov 1 18:05:43 UTC 2016 by SimonMichael
Distributions Debian:1.0.6, NixOS:1.1
Downloads 3000 total (49 in the last 30 days)
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Status Docs not available [build log]
Last success reported on 2016-11-18 [all 3 reports]

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Readme for rss2irc

Readme for rss2irc-1.1

rss2irc is an IRC bot that polls an RSS or Atom feed and announces updates to an IRC channel, with options for customizing output and behavior. It aims to be an easy-to-use, reliable, well-behaved bot.

Usage: rss2irc [OPTIONS] FEEDURL [IRCSERVER[:PORT]/[#]CHANNEL/NICK]

Example:

$ rss2irc http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/recent.rss irc.freenode.net/mychannel/mybot

Known limitations:

  • If the feed goes down for a while and then comes back up, the bot may re-announce all items.

  • Memory is leaked on each poll, causing rss2irc bots to consume more memory over time. This will be more noticeable when feeds have large content and are polled frequently. Restarting rss2irc bots daily is recommended.