Title : Port of the week: rss2email
Author: Solène
Date : 24 January 2017
Tags : portoftheweek unix email
This is the kind of Port of the week I like. This is a software I just
discovered and fall in love to. The tool **r2e** which is the port
**mail/rss2email** on OpenBSD is a small python utility that solves a
problem: *how to deal with RSS feeds?*
Until last week, I was using a "web app" named selfoss which was
aggregating my RSS feeds and displaying it on a web page, I was able
to filter by read/unread/marked and also filter by source. It is a
good tool that does the job well but I wanted something that doesn't
rely on a web browser. Here comes **r2e** !
This simple software will send you a mail for each new entry in your
RSS feeds. It's really easy to configure and set-up. Just look at how
I configured mine:
$ r2e new my-address+rss@my-domain.com
$ r2e add "http://undeadly.org/cgi?action=rss"
$ r2e add "https://dataswamp.org/~solene/rss.xml"
$ r2e add "https://www.dragonflydigest.com/feed"
$ r2e add "http://phoronix.com/rss.php"
Add this in your crontab to check new RSS items every 10 minutes:
*/10 * * * * /usr/local/bin/r2e run
Add a rule for my-address+rss to store mails in a separate folder, and
you're done !
NOTE: you can use **r2e run --no-send** for the first time, it will
create the database and won't send you mails for current items in
feeds.