RSS

Purpose

Provides basic functionality for handling RSS/RDF feeds, and allows announcing them periodically to channels. In order to use this plugin you must have the following modules installed: * feedparser: http://feedparser.org/

Usage

This plugin is useful both for announcing updates to RSS feeds in a channel, and for retrieving the headlines of RSS feeds via command. Use the “add” command to add feeds to this plugin, and use the “announce” command to determine what feeds should be announced in a given channel.

Basic usage

  1. Add a feed using @rss add limnoria https://github.com/ProgVal/Limnoria/tags.atom.
    • This is RSS feed of Limnoria’s stable releases.
    • You can now check the latest news from the feed with @limnoria.
  2. To have new news automatically announced on the channel, use @rss announce add Limnoria.

To add another feed, simply replace limnoria and the address using name of the feed and address of the feed. For example, YLE News:

  1. @rss add yle http://yle.fi/uutiset/rss/uutiset.rss?osasto=news
  2. @rss announce add yle

News on their own lines

If you want the feed topics to be on their own lines instead of being separated by the separator which you have configured you can set reply.onetoone to False.

Please first read the help for that configuration variable

@config help reply.onetoone

and understand what it says and then you can do

@config reply.onetoone False

Commands

add <name> <url>
Adds a command to this plugin that will look up the RSS feed at the given URL.
announce add [<channel>] <name|url> [<name|url> …]
Adds the list of feeds to the current list of announced feeds in <channel>. Valid feeds include the names of registered feeds as well as URLs for RSS feeds. <channel> is only necessary if the message isn’t sent in the channel itself.
announce channels <name|url>
Returns a list of channels that the given feed name or URL is being announced to.
announce list [<channel>]
Returns the list of feeds announced in <channel>. <channel> is only necessary if the message isn’t sent in the channel itself.
announce remove [<channel>] <name|url> [<name|url> …]
Removes the list of feeds from the current list of announced feeds in <channel>. Valid feeds include the names of registered feeds as well as URLs for RSS feeds. <channel> is only necessary if the message isn’t sent in the channel itself.
info <url|feed>
Returns information from the given RSS feed, namely the title, URL, description, and last update date, if available.
remove <name>
Removes the command for looking up RSS feeds at <name> from this plugin.
rss <name|url> [<number of headlines>]
Gets the title components of the given RSS feed. If <number of headlines> is given, return only that many headlines.

Configuration

supybot.plugins.RSS.announce

This config variable defaults to ” “, is network-specific, and is channel-specific.

Determines which RSS feeds should be announced in the channel; valid input is a list of strings (either registered RSS feeds or RSS feed URLs) separated by spaces.

supybot.plugins.RSS.announceFormat

This config variable defaults to “News from $feed_name: $title <$link>”, is network-specific, and is channel-specific.

The format the bot will use for displaying headlines of a RSS feed that is announced. See supybot.plugins.RSS.format for the available variables.

supybot.plugins.RSS.defaultNumberOfHeadlines

This config variable defaults to “1”, is network-specific, and is channel-specific.

Indicates how many headlines an rss feed will output by default, if no number is provided.

supybot.plugins.RSS.feeds

This config variable defaults to ” “, is not network-specific, and is not channel-specific.

Determines what feeds should be accessible as commands.

supybot.plugins.RSS.format

This config variable defaults to “$date: $title <$link>”, is network-specific, and is channel-specific.

The format the bot will use for displaying headlines of a RSS feed that is triggered manually. In addition to fields defined by feedparser ($published (the entry date), $title, $link, $description, $id, etc.), the following variables can be used: $feed_name, $date (parsed date, as defined in supybot.reply.format.time)

supybot.plugins.RSS.headlineSeparator

This config variable defaults to ” | “, is network-specific, and is channel-specific.

Determines what string is used to separate headlines in new feeds.

supybot.plugins.RSS.initialAnnounceHeadlines

This config variable defaults to “5”, is network-specific, and is channel-specific.

Indicates how many headlines an rss feed will output when it is first added to announce for a channel.

supybot.plugins.RSS.keywordBlacklist

This config variable defaults to ” “, is network-specific, and is channel-specific.

Space separated list of strings, lets you filter headlines to those not containing any items in this blacklist.

supybot.plugins.RSS.keywordWhitelist

This config variable defaults to ” “, is network-specific, and is channel-specific.

Space separated list of strings, lets you filter headlines to those containing one or more items in this whitelist.

supybot.plugins.RSS.maximumAnnounceHeadlines

This config variable defaults to “5”, is network-specific, and is channel-specific.

Indicates how many new news entries may be sent at the same time. Extra entries will be discarded.

supybot.plugins.RSS.notice

This config variable defaults to “False”, is network-specific, and is channel-specific.

Determines whether announces will be sent as notices instead of privmsgs.

supybot.plugins.RSS.public

This config variable defaults to “True”, is not network-specific, and is not channel-specific.

Determines whether this plugin is publicly visible.

supybot.plugins.RSS.sortFeedItems

This config variable defaults to “asInFeed”, is not network-specific, and is not channel-specific.

Determines whether feed items should be sorted by their publication/update timestamp or kept in the same order as they appear in a feed. Valid strings: asInFeed, oldestFirst, newestFirst, outdatedFirst, and updatedFirst.

supybot.plugins.RSS.waitPeriod

This config variable defaults to “1800”, is not network-specific, and is not channel-specific.

Indicates how many seconds the bot will wait between retrieving RSS feeds; requests made within this period will return cached results.