Faced with the eventual loss of Google Reader, I searched for readers. A reader sent me a list of readers. One was rawdog, which I had used before but forgotten. Rawdog to the rescue. Starting with the XML file Google Takeout provides:
“for f in `grep xmlU subscriptions.xml |sed -e s/^.*xmlUrl=\”h/h/|sed -e s/html.*$//|sed -e s/\”//`;do rawdog -a $f;done
Adding feed http://android-developers.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
Adding feed http://apc.io/feed/
Adding feed http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?action=getcompany&CIK=0000320193&type=&dateb=&owner=exclude&start=0&count=40&output=atom
Adding feed http://feeds.arstechnica.com/arstechnica/index
Shucks! No index… The output is 4K lines long! Can I live without an index? Perhaps I can put the feeds in order by timezone from China, to India, to EU, etc. I can put rawdog -u in my crontab.
I don’t think this is quite right. Some feeds are very verbose or have too many entries. I need a way to skip the ones that are not interesting while still seeing the headings of the the interesting ones. Close, but no prize. I might be able to index the output of rawdog using swish-e or something.