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gnusrss

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gnusrss parse feeds and post them to GNU Social. The idea of ​​this program came from spigot, a program that posts feeds to the social network pump.io as does gnusrss but better, because it controls the possible flood. gnusrss does not have this option and it will be managed with the crontab (for now).

Features

  • Multiple feed and GNU Social accounts support
  • sqlite3 is used to store the feeds
  • Can fetch RSS files or url indistinctly
  • Twitter image upload support when used with twitter2rss

Requirements

Need a version equal to or greater than python 3 and some libraries:

Git repository

It’s in two places:

Install

As with any program that uses python, it should be used a virtual environment (virtualenv), but that is user selectable. If he or she decides to not use it:

Install via pip:

$ su -c "pip install gnusrss"

Or clone the repository:

$ git clone git://daemons.cf/gnusrss
# OR ...
$ git clone https://notabug.org/drymer/gnusrss/
$ cd gnusrss
$ su -c "pip install -r requirements.txt"
$ su -c "python3 setup.py install"

Configuration

The program is (or should be) quite intuitive. Running the following, should show the basics:

$ gnusrss.py
usage: gnusrss [-h] [-c file_name] [-C] [-p config_file] [-P] [-k file_name]

Post feeds to GNU Social

optional arguments:
    -h, --help            show this help message and exit
    -c file_name, --create-config file_name
                    creates a config file
    -C, --create-db       creates the database
    -p config_file, --post config_file
                    posts feeds
    -P, --post-all        posts all feeds
    -k file_name, --populate-database file_name
                    fetch the RSS and save it in the database

In any case, if not clear, read the following.

For the first use, it must be created the database and the first configuration file. This can done using the same command, like this:

$ gnusrss.py --create-db --create-config daemons

Then it will ask several questions to create the first configuration file. It should look like this:

Database created!
Hi! Now we'll create config file!
Please enter the feed's URL: https://daemons.cf/rss.xml
Please enter your username (user@server.com): drymer@quitter.se
Please enter your password: falsePassword
Do you need to shorten the URLs that you 'post? Please take in account
That You should only use it if your node only have 140 characters.
Answer with "yes" or just press enter if you do not want to use it:
Please enter your feed's fallbackurl. If you do not want or have one,
just press enter:
Now we're gona fetch the feed. Please wait ...
Done! The tags are:
   tags
   title_detail
   link
   authors
   links
   author_detail
   published_parsed
   title
   summary
   id
   author
   published
   guidislink
   summary_detail
The XML has-been parsed. Choose wich format you want:
Please put the tags inside the square brackets
Ex: {title} - {link} by @{author}: {title} - {link} by @{author}

The file is saved under the name ‘daemons.ini’. It should look like this:

[Feeds]
feed = https://daemons.cf/rss.xml
user = drymer@quitter.se
password = falsePassword
shorten =
fallback_feed =
format = {title} - {link} by @ {author}

It can create all the configuration files you want. When creating the above file, it put into the database all the feeds that had so far. Thus, when running gnusrss for the first time, it will not post nothing to GNU Social until the feed has new information. To post feeds from a concrete config file or all execute, respectively, the following:

$ gnusrss.py -p daemons.ini
$ gnusrss.py -P

If the config file is created manually and the user don’t want to post all the feed’s content, just use the –populate-database option to save them to the database:

$ gnusrss.py -k otherFile.ini

Crontab

The recommended way to execute gnurss is using the crontab. Each time it’s run, a single item of the feed will be posted to prevent flood. Depending on the number of feeds that are published, you should choose a different runtime. For a blog that publishs once a day, it could be used the following:

* 12 * * * cd $rutaDEgnusrss && gnusrss.py -p daemons.ini

So it runs once, every day at midday. If, however, it’s used with twitter2rss, it could be recommended putting it to run every five minutes. It has to be remembered that is important to run in the directory where the database was created, because is where it will search it..

License

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and / or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, Either version 3 of the License, or
(At your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope That it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
Along With This Program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

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gnusrss parsea feeds y los postea en GNU Social. La idea de hacer este programa surgió de spigot, un programa que postea feeds en la red social pump.io igual que hace gnusrss pero mejor, ya que controla el posible flood. gnusrss no tiene esta opción y se controlará con el propio crontab (de momento).

Features

  • Soporta múltiples feeds y cuentas de GNU Social
  • sqlite3 es usado para guardar los feeds
  • Puede usar tanto archivos RSS cómo url indistintamente
  • Soporta la súbida de imágenes de Twitter cuando es usado en conjunto con twitter2rss

Requisitos

Necesita una versión de python igual o superior a la 3 y algunas librerias:

Repositorio git

Está en dos sitios:

Instalación

Cómo con cualquier programa con python, es recomendable usar un entorno virtual (virtualenv), pero eso queda a elección del usuario. Si decide no usarlo:

Instalar usando pip:

$ su -c "pip install gnusrss"

Clonar el repositorio:

$ git clone git://daemons.cf/gnusrss
# O ...
$ git clone https://notabug.org/drymer/gnusrss/
$ cd gnusrss
$ su -c "pip install -r requirements.txt"
$ su -c "python3 setup.py install"

Configuración

El programa es (o debería ser) bastante intuitivo. Ejecutando lo siguiente, deberia verse lo básico:

$ gnusrss.py
usage: gnusrss [-h] [-c file_name] [-C] [-p config_file] [-P] [-k file_name]

Post feeds to GNU Social

optional arguments:
    -h, --help            show this help message and exit
    -c file_name, --create-config file_name
                    creates a config file
    -C, --create-db       creates the database
    -p config_file, --post config_file
                    posts feeds
    -P, --post-all        posts all feeds
    -k file_name, --populate-database file_name
                    fetch the RSS and save it in the database

En cualquier caso, si no queda claro, leer lo siguiente.

Para el primer uso, la base de datos y el primer archivo de configuración deben ser creados. Podemos hacerlo usando la misma orden, tal que así:

$ gnusrss.py --create-db --create-config daemons

A continuación hará varias preguntas para configurar el primer archivo de configuración. Debería verse así:

Database created!
Hi! Now we'll create de config file!
Please introduce the feed's url: https://daemons.cf/rss.xml
Please introduce your username (user@server.com): drymer@quitter.se
Please introduce your password: contraseñaFalsa
Do you need to shorten the urls that you post? Please take in account
that you should only use it if your node only has 140 characters.
Answer with "yes" or just press enter if you don't want to use it:
Please introduce your feed's fallbackurl. If you don't want or have one,
just press enter:
Now we're gona fetch the feed. Please wait...
Done! The tags are:
   tags
   title_detail
   link
   authors
   links
   author_detail
   published_parsed
   title
   summary
   id
   author
   published
   guidislink
   summary_detail
The XML has been parsed. Choose wich format you want:
Please put the tags inside the square brackets
Ex: {title} - {link} by @{author}: {title} - {link} by @{author}

El archivo se guardará con el nombre ‘daemons.ini’. Después de todas estas preguntas, debería verse similar a esto:

[feeds]
feed = https://daemons.cf/rss.xml
user = drymer@quitter.se
password = contraseñaFalsa
shorten =
fallback_feed =
format = {title} - {link} by @{author}

Se pueden crear todos los archivos de configuración que se quieran. Al haber creado el archivo anterior, se han metido en la base de datos todos los feeds que habian hasta el momento. Por lo tanto, cuando se ejecuta gnusrss por primera vez, no posteará nada en GNU Social, a menos que el feed tenga nueva información. Para postear los feeds de un archivo o todos, ejecutar, respectivamente, lo siguiente:

$ gnusrss.py -p daemons.ini
$ gnusrss.py -P

Si el archivo de configuración ha sido creado manualmente y no se quiere postear el contenido del feed, sólo hay que ejecutar la opción –populate-database para guardar estos en la base de datos:

$ gnusrss.py -k otherFile.ini

Crontab

El modo recomendado de ejecución de gnusrss es usando el crontab. Cada vez que se ejecute posteará un sólo elemento del feed para evitar el flood. Según la cantidad de feeds que se publiquen, se deberia escoger un tiempo de ejecución distinto. Para un blog que publique una vez al día, con poner lo siguiente, deberia valer:

* 12 * * * cd $rutaDEgnusrss && gnusrss.py -p daemons.cf

Así se ejecuta una vez al día, a las doce de la mañana. Si, en cambio, lo usasemos con twitter2rss, se recomienda poner que se ejecute cada cinco minutos. Hay que recordar que es importante que se ejecute en el directorio en el que se ha creado la base de datos, ya que es ahí dónde la buscará.

Licencia

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

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