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Convert feeds to maildirs

Project description

Read RSS/Atom feeds in your favourite, maildir-compatible email client.

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Requirements

  • Python 2.7+ / 3.2+
  • feedparser
  • python-dateutil

Usage

Just run feed2maildir, which should be placed in your $PATH by setup.py. You will need a JSON configuration file at $HOME/.f2mrc that looks like this:

{
    "db": "~/.f2mdb",
    "maildir": "~/mail/feeds",
    "feeds": {
        "Coding Horror": "http://feeds.feedburner.com/codinghorror/",
        "Commit Strip": "http://www.commitstrip.com/en/feed/",
        "XKCD": "http://xkcd.com/rss.xml",
        "What If?": "http://what-if.xkcd.com/feed.atom",
        "Dilbert": "http://feed.dilbert.com/dilbert/daily_strip?format=xml",
        "BSDNow": "http://feeds.feedburner.com/BsdNowOgg"
    }
}

Note that the last element in a dict must not be followed by a comma, because Python’s json.loads() says so.

There are a bunch of command-line arguments to overwrite the config file:

optional arguments:
    -h, --help  show this help message and exit
    -c <file>   override the config file location (~/.f2mrc)
    -d <file>   override the database file location (~/.f2mdb)
    -m <dir>    override the maildir location (None)
    -s          strip HTML from the feeds
    -l          just write the links without the update

To check for updates regularly, just toss it into cron to run once every hour or so.

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