Python RSS-2-IRC bot
This is a simple bot which fetches RSS feeds and posts them to an IRC channel.
- virtualenv (
pip2 install virtualenv)
- Saves feeds and news items in a sqlite database
- Fetches every feed in a separate thread
- Posts new news items to an IRC channel
- Sends information via private messages
Help: Send all commands as a private message to Feed - !help Prints this help - !list Prints all feeds - !stats Prints some statistics - !last Prints the last 25 entries - !lastfeed <feedid> Prints the last 25 entries from a specific feed
Clone this repository and change into the directory. Create a new virtualenv and activate it:
virtualenv venv . venv/bin/activate
Proceed with the installation of all dependencies:
pip install -r requirements.txt
If you get an error that
sqlite3worker couldn't be installed, use
pip install git+https://github.com/palantir/sqlite3worker#egg=sqlite3worker
and retry the installation.
Copy the sample files:
cp config.py.sample config.py cp feeds.sql.sample feeds.sql
config.py to fit your needs and IRC settings. All feeds from
feeds.sql will be imported on the first start.
You might want to update all feeds before connecting to the IRC server to prevent spamming the channel (and optionally a ban from your IRC server). Either set
update_before_connecting = True in the
config.py or run the update script before starting the bot:
To start the bot, run:
To add a new feed, edit the
feeds.sql and import it to your sqlite database:
sqlite3 feeds.db < feeds.sql
And restart the bot.
See LICENSE for more information.