Feature request: Add Feed URL to command line

Developers
2011-02-08
2012-08-29
  • genodeftest
    genodeftest
    2011-02-08

    I'd like to start RSSowl with a URL parameter, e.g.

    rssowl.bin
    -url:http://www.rssowl.org/newsfeed

    to add the newsfeed from rssowl.org to running rssowl instance.

    This feature is needed to set RSSowl as default RSS reader on your operating
    system.

    Since RSSowl is build on top of Eclipse RCP (and Eclipse RCP does support
    this), this should be possible. The linux shell script starting rssowl can be
    easily upgradet. If you want to I can help you!

     
  • You can do this. Just follow the startup file with the URL. You dont have to
    use a -url parameter at all. RSSOwl supports subscribing to a URL from the
    browser already by passing the URL to the executable.

     
  • genodeftest
    genodeftest
    2011-02-08

    starting rssowl with

    rssowl http://www.computerbase.de/rss/news.xml

    does not add the rss feed to rssowl abonements or anything. it just starts
    RSSowl normally like if there was no parameter.

    The solution is to start /usr/share/rssowl/rssowl.bin with this parameter. It
    would be easier if the shell script /usr/bin/rssowl forwarded the url as
    command line parameter to /usr/share/rssowl/rssowl.bin

    (System: Ubuntu 10.10 amd64)

     
  • Hm, did you install RSSOwl from the repository or standalone? I am not
    maintaining the repository, so maybe the issue is in there.

     
  • genodeftest
    genodeftest
    2011-02-08

    / installed RSSowl from the repository.