Feed2twister is a simple script to post items from RSS/ATOM feeds to Twister.
Note: If you upgrade an old installation where you don't have
feed2twister.conf yet, use a copy of
edit it so that it contains similar settings to those you had at
- Python 2
- Twister (of course)
- URL shortener dependencies (see
git submodule update --init(to install a patched version of bitcoin-rpc (a twister-related unicode fix). If you don't have git(?) you can download the zip, and copy the bitcoinrpc directory into this directory (overwrite whatever you have ther now. probably an empty folder).
feed2twister.confand edit it to taste.
Normally, you would run this as a cron task:
/path/to/this/feed2twister.py [-c CONFIGFILE] [N]
N is supplied, it's used as the maximum items to post
(per feed). Default is (by presence order) max_new_items_per_feed from
conf file or 0.
If there are more than
N new items in a feed, "over quota" items get
marked as if they were posted (this can be handy when you add a new feed
with a long history).
python feed2twister.py 0 would make all feeds "catch up"
without posting anything.
CONFIGFILE is supplied, it is used as a custom config
file, instead of the first file found in the following list:
User defined URL shortener
There is now an option to use your own URL shortener by defining
use_shortener = user_shortener at
If you're looking for ideas, the shortener I use is here.
Some more options are available:
do_not_include_link(boolean, default False): if True, feed2twister will NOT prepend the feed item title with the item link before posting it to twister.
skip_first_title_char(int, default None): if set, feed2twister will strip this amount of character from the begining of the feed item title. Usefull to skip your login from app.net feed for example.