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WebFetch Add-On

webfetch-logo.png The WebFetch perl module available on CPAN is now supports direct RSS/Atom/etc feeds into TWiki pages. The WebFetch Add-on can store the configuration of WebFetch's feeds in a TWiki page. This add-on runs from cron periodically.


The script runs from cron. Configuration information is stored and editable via a TWiki page.


Add-On Installation Instructions

Note: You do not need to install anything on the browser to use this add-on. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the add-on on the server where TWiki is running.

  • Download the ZIP file from the Add-on Home (see below)
  • Install WebFetch from CPAN
  • Unzip WebFetchAddOn.zip in your twiki installation directory. Content:
File: Description:
data/TWiki/WebFetchAddOn.txt Add-on topic
data/TWiki/WebFetchAddOn.txt,v Add-on topic repository
bin/webfetch-twiki.pl Add-on script
  • set crontab to run webfetch-twiki.pl with command-line options to set TWiki root directory, web name and topic name for the configuration page
    • The web defaults to Feeds (a web created by unpacking the zip file or subversion subtree) and the topic defaults to WebFetchConfig
  • edit the WebFetchAddOn configuration page to control WebFetch feeds

Add-On Info

  • Set SHORTDESCRIPTION = Control WebFetch news feeds from a TWiki page

Add-on Author: TWiki:Main.IanKluft
Copyright: 2009, TWiki:Main.IanKluft
License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
Add-on Version: 2009-12-01 (V1.000)
Change History:
2009-12-01: Initial version
TWiki Dependency: $TWiki::Plugins::VERSION 1.1 (TWiki 4.0)
CPAN Dependencies: WebFetch
Other Dependencies: none
Perl Version: 5.005
Add-on Home: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/WebFetchAddOn
Feedback: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/WebFetchAddOnDev
Appraisal: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/WebFetchAddOnAppraisal

Related Topic: TWikiAddOns

-- TWiki:Main/IanKluft - 2009-12-01

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