Krill: News Filtered

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Oct 16, 2015 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Overwhelmed by the news stream in your regular RSS aggregator? Try Krill. It may look like yet another text-based RSS aggregator, but this nifty little application has a few clever tricks up its sleeve. For starters, Krill can handle not only RSS and Atom feeds, but also Twitter. Krill can display a single news source, or you can point the application to an .opml file to view all your feeds as a stream.

By default, Krill updates the current stream every five minutes, but you can specify a different refresh interval. Krill's most interesting feature, though, is the support for filters. Using the -f flag, you can specify a regular expression pattern to filter the stream. In addition to that, you can point Krill to a file with a list of filters to apply to the stream. Of course, to use this functionality, you need a working knowledge of regular expressions. Krill is written in Python, and installing it is a matter of running the pip install krill command as root.

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