Sticky RSS news on Fluxbox

Xfce terminal has a file action support for url so the output of the script will be displayed on Terminal and the url can be click from there.

# this will emerge the xfce dependencies
emerge -avDt xfce-extra/terminal

# curl is needed to read on rss page
emerge -avDt curl

# adapted script
nano -w ~/.rsschannel/slashdot
curl –silent “$url”|egrep “(title>|link>)”|sed -n ‘4,$p’|sed -e ‘s//\n/’ -e ‘s/<\/title>//’ -e ‘s/<link>//’ -e ‘s/<\/link>//’|head -n 19|fmt<br /> echo ‘SLASHDOT’<br /> sleep 3600<br /> exec ~/.rsschannel/slashdot<br /> =c=</p> <p>The problem with the above script is it will leave a running ‘sh’ and ‘sleep’ process everytime you kill your X (Ctrl Alt Backspace, I don’t like xdm). A preferred method is to dump the output of the script into a file and use cat to display it. The updating of the news will be done using cron.</p> <p>nano -w ~/.rsschannel/slashdotdump<br /> =c=<br /> url=””<br /> curl –silent “$url”|egrep “(title>|link>)”|sed -n ‘4,$p’|sed -e ‘s/<title>/\n/’ -e ‘s/<\/title>//’ -e ‘s/<link>//’ -e ‘s/<\/link>//’|head -n 19|fmt<br /> =c=</p> <p># enable user to use cron<br /> sudo usermod -G users,wheel,audio,cron your_username</p> <p>relogin the user to activate the added group</p> <p># run the fetching every hour<br /> crontab -e<br /> =c=<br /> 0 * * * * ~/.rsschannel/slashdotdump | cat > ~/.rsschannel/slashdotrss<br /> =c=</p> <p>emerge -avDt elinks<br /> # Put the rss on fluxbox startup<br /> nano -w ~/.fluxbox/startup<br /> Terminal –hide-menubar –hide-borders –hide-toolbars –title=rssreader –geometry=40×25-10+35 -e elinks .rsschannel/slashdotrss &</p> <p>Referrence:<br /><br /></p> </div><!-- .entry-content --> <footer class="entry-footer"> <span class="byline"><span class="author vcard"><img alt='' src='' srcset=' 2x' class='avatar avatar-49 photo' height='49' width='49' loading='lazy' decoding='async'/><span class="screen-reader-text">Author </span> <a class="url fn n" href="">xorprime</a></span></span><span class="posted-on"><span class="screen-reader-text">Posted on </span><a href="" rel="bookmark"><time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2006-08-21T14:04:00+10:00">21 August 2006</time></a></span><span class="cat-links"><span class="screen-reader-text">Categories </span><a href="" rel="category tag">Technology</a></span> </footer><!-- .entry-footer --> </article><!-- #post-152 --> <div id="comments" class="comments-area"> <div id="respond" class="comment-respond"> <h2 id="reply-title" class="comment-reply-title">Leave a Reply</h2><form action="" method="post" id="commentform" class="comment-form" novalidate><p class="comment-notes"><span id="email-notes">Your email address will not be published.</span> <span class="required-field-message">Required fields are marked <span class="required">*</span></span></p><p class="comment-form-comment"><label for="comment">Comment <span class="required">*</span></label> <textarea id="comment" name="comment" cols="45" rows="8" maxlength="65525" required></textarea></p><p class="comment-form-author"><label for="author">Name <span class="required">*</span></label> <input id="author" name="author" type="text" value="" size="30" maxlength="245" autocomplete="name" required /></p> <p class="comment-form-email"><label for="email">Email <span class="required">*</span></label> <input id="email" name="email" type="email" value="" size="30" maxlength="100" aria-describedby="email-notes" autocomplete="email" required /></p> <p class="comment-form-url"><label for="url">Website</label> <input id="url" name="url" type="url" value="" size="30" maxlength="200" autocomplete="url" /></p> <p class="comment-form-cookies-consent"><input id="wp-comment-cookies-consent" name="wp-comment-cookies-consent" type="checkbox" value="yes" /> <label for="wp-comment-cookies-consent">Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.</label></p> <p class="form-submit"><input name="submit" type="submit" id="submit" class="submit" value="Post Comment" /> <input type='hidden' name='comment_post_ID' value='152' id='comment_post_ID' /> <input type='hidden' name='comment_parent' id='comment_parent' value='0' /> </p><p style="display: none;"><input type="hidden" id="akismet_comment_nonce" name="akismet_comment_nonce" value="0e05c8e14a" /></p><p style="display: none !important;"><label>Δ<textarea name="ak_hp_textarea" cols="45" rows="8" maxlength="100"></textarea></label><input type="hidden" id="ak_js_1" name="ak_js" value="224"/><script>document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() );</script></p></form> </div><!-- #respond --> <p class="akismet_comment_form_privacy_notice">This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">Learn how your comment data is processed</a>.</p> </div><!-- .comments-area --> <nav class="navigation post-navigation" aria-label="Posts"> <h2 class="screen-reader-text">Post navigation</h2> <div class="nav-links"><div class="nav-previous"><a href="" rel="prev"><span class="meta-nav" aria-hidden="true">Previous</span> <span class="screen-reader-text">Previous post:</span> <span class="post-title">Wifi on Thinkpad T30 using WPC54G v2 (Texas Instrument chipset acx)</span></a></div><div class="nav-next"><a href="" rel="next"><span class="meta-nav" aria-hidden="true">Next</span> <span class="screen-reader-text">Next post:</span> <span class="post-title">Gentoo beyond sources 4 kernel for Thinkpad T30 Gentoo 2006.0</span></a></div></div> </nav> </main><!-- .site-main --> </div><!-- .content-area --> <aside id="secondary" class="sidebar widget-area" role="complementary"> <section id="text-330099631" class="widget widget_text"><h2 class="widget-title">About</h2> <div class="textwidget">I am a geek. 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