Accumulated RSS feeds
February 13, 2006 4:21 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for something that periodically checks new RSS feeds every X hours, accumulates the feeds on a server, and then outputs a new RSS feed with all the accumulated posts

It should be returned as an RSS feed (not HTML) and it should support a large number of accumulated items (say 400 items per feed). The new RSS feed should contain all the accumulated items, even those that aren't in the current feed, without the duplicates.

It should be either an hosted solution or a PHP script. A Perl script would also be acceptable.

Ideally, it would also allow me to filter the RSS feed by dates.
posted by Sharcho to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) will probably get you close.
posted by tayknight at 4:41 PM on February 13, 2006

You seek refeed, bundled as part of reblog. You'll have to set up the cron job to call the update script, but everything else is as you describe. It's even in php. I've been using it for several iterations to do exactly what you describe.

I'm running 2.0 alpha right now.. I had some problems with the beta version.
posted by adamkempa at 5:38 PM on February 13, 2006

Be aware that few feed readers will read 400 posts from a single feed.
posted by scottreynen at 7:32 PM on February 13, 2006

NetNewsWire would.
posted by WCityMike at 6:17 PM on February 15, 2006

Vienna would too, but it will also just do what you want to achieve without the server. I am not sure that I understand that step. Is the purpose to redistribute the feeds or to gather for yourself?
posted by KimG at 7:34 PM on February 18, 2006

Response by poster: I'm trying to gather them for myself even when the computer is offline and the RSS reader is not running (which might a few days).
posted by Sharcho at 3:16 PM on February 19, 2006

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