RSS readers and podcatchers

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Wed Jan 30 03:53:00 UTC 2008

rss2email doesn't actually do what its description claims. There's another 
text reader called raggle for rss too.

On Tue, 29 Jan 2008, David Csercsics wrote:

> Geoff Shang wrote:
>>  Hi,
>>  I must be one of the last people on Earth to dip my towe in both of
>>  these particular ponds, but I am finally doing it and would like
>>  suggestions of software to use for reading RSS feeds and downloading
>>  podcasts. I've found Snownews for RSS feeds and plan on looking at it
>>  (it sounds like the kind of thing I'm looking for). Have not
>>  investigated podcatching at all.
>>  I'm looking for text-mode software, not Gnome.
> I run bashpodder from a cron job for podcasts and i usually use snownews 
> which generally does a good job for RSS, though you need extensions for it to 
> handle atom feeds correctly.  Rss2email works, however, it'll fill your inbox 
> in a hurry if you subscribe to a large number of feeds as I do. I already get 
> a lot of mail as it is so this is not handy. I also find rss2email to be a 
> bit clunky because it emails you the url for the article but you then have to 
> paste that to a browser to actually look at the content. This doesn't seem 
> useful when you could get an RSS reader like snownews and just press o after 
> you've looked at the description which will happily put you in your favourite 
> browser and give you the info.
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