Author image Mario Domgörgen
and 1 contributors


Bot::BasicBot::Pluggable::Module::RSS - RSS feed aggregator for your bot


Version 0.02


    !load RSS
    rss add
    rss list
    rss remove


This module enables your bot to monitor various RSS feeds for new headlines and post these to your channels. Every channel has it's own list of rss feeds, but in case two channels subscribed to the same rss feeds, it's only checked once and the bot posts changes to both channels. Although this module does not block your bot due the non-blocking interface of POE::Component::RSSAggregator, adding a lot of fast changing rss feeds will result in sluggish behaviour.



Directory to keep a cached feed (using Storable) to keep persistance between instances. This defaults to the first writable directory from a list of possible temporary directories as provided by File::Spec.


Turn debuging on console on. Off by default


Mark all headlines as seen from the intial fetch, and only report new headlines that appear from that point forward. This defaults to true.

Changing this variable will not modify any existing feeds.


Number of seconds between updates (defaults to 600).

Changing this variable will not modify any existing feeds.


The string defined by user_format will be formated in a printf like fashion. The actually formatting is done by String::Format. The formats 'n', 't', and '%' are defined to be a newline, tab, and '%'. The default format is 'RSS: %h <%u>'.


The rss headline/title.


The rss link/url. URI->canonical is called to attempt to normalize the URL


The description of the RSS headline.


In the moment this module is only able to parse rss feeds and will throw a lot of warnings at you when you try to add an atom feed as the underlying wokrhorse of POE::Component::RSSAggregator just support this one format.


The testuite is almost not existing as i'm not yet sure how to reliable test POE code. I'll have to look into that.


Mario Domgoergen, <dom at>


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-bot-basicbot-pluggable-module-rss at, or through the web interface at I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Bot::BasicBot::Pluggable::Module::RSS

You can also look for information at:


Bot::BasicBot::Pluggable, POE::Component::RSSAggregator


Copyright 2009 Mario Domgoergen, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.