Quoting Lupine Furmen to All <=-
Is there a way to import RSS feeds directly into a message base?
Yes. Bug_ubuntu in the bot channel does this all the time.
It's just a SMOP. (Small Matter Of Programming.) <GRIN>
Basically, use mutil to load messages into the message base.
I have a silly python3 script that reads the RSS feed, mashes it up
and outputs what mutil needs.
Ok, I actually use feedparser, and it does 99% of the RSS work for me.
The other "challenge" is getting HTML into nice text output.
I accomplish that with a simple call to elinks:
text = check_output( ["elinks", "-dump", "0",
"-dump-width", "72", "--no-references",
This takes html and makes it nice 72 column format. It understands
(HTML) center, word wrap, tables, etc.
Elinks is a text based browser after all. ;)
I went a little crazy with the mutil ini part, I use jinja2
(template) to generate it.
You're welcome to a copy of it. I'd attach it here, but I'm not sure
how well that would work.
... Drop your carrier ... we have you surrounded!
___ Blue Wave/386 v2.30
--- Mystic BBS/QWK v1.12 A45 2020/02/18 (Linux/64)
* Origin: BZ&BZ BBS (21:4/110)