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NewsForge: Building a Command-Line Generator for RSS Feeds

Jan 19, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcelo Rinesi)

"While there's no shortage of Web-based programs that output RSS, sometimes all you want to do is generate and serve a quick-and-dirty feed, perhaps as part of a script, or using the output of some other program. You might want to check your log summaries with the same ease than you check your daily news, or perhaps set up an RSS feed to distribute internal documents to your workgroup. While these are things that could be done with a content management system, they really call for nothing more that a simple command-line program able to create a feed and add content to it. Luckily, kludging together a reusable tool to generate RSS feeds is a relatively straightforward proposition, and one that opens myriad possibilities for creative uses of RSS..."

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