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Although the Owl is well stuffed with parameters for each feed I have been
brought in a situation to miss one:
I have a situation with a feed that is updated once per day. Whenever the new
feeddata have been loaded I want to run a program (presumably coded in Java)
that will reed the new feed-data and use them for further processing.
The best way to start this program would be:
The field can of course be used to run any kind of programs including sounds /
music should users prefer that.
what "further processing" do you want to do? RSSOwl has News Filters ("Tools |
News Filters" or right-click on Feed and select "Filter News"). I use them to
auto-download attachments from podcast feeds.
The Java program will be able to:
BTW: Where does the Owl store feed-data - path and foldername? (windows 7 Pro)
Ok, to execute a program we will need to change some code in RSSOwl. But in
your case it would be easier to configure a news filter and write a program
watching to the folder where the news filter saves the data you need. Or you
can write a plugin for RSSOwl which can use RSSOwl's code e.g. for parsing the
Where RSSOwl stores data:
You may need to unhide invisible folders.
The database itself is stored in .metadata/.plugins/org.rssowl.core , but you
may not want to directly acces it if you don't exactly know what you're doing
and how RSSOwl works. This database contains ALL data (Feeds, articles, saved
searches, news filters, …). The folder .metadata should contain a log file,
.rssowl2 should contain a OPML file backup from your feeds and all other
folders should be configuration related things.
I can see that I need another approach and another reader.
Héhé, it's the only reproach I have against RSSOwls and make me use differents
readers despite its powerful filters options: can't porcess items because
items are not stored in a proper database...
Yes, those items are stored in a database!