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Published: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 09:48:04 -0800

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Question: Generate an RSS feed from flat files?

Thu, 15 Sep 2005 09:18:13 -0800

I'd like to generate an RSS feed from flat files in a directory.

A friend of mine has a fairly popular site that has articles he's written, and he creates each page from a template, by hand. He'd like to create an RSS feed, but since he doesn't use any automated CMS tools he needs something that can look at a directory, generate a summary, and create an RSS feed, with new entries receiving the timestamp of the file.

I know Blosxom will do this, but are there other tools that are better / different / shinier that you'd recommend? The requirements are: either CGI or PHP, no database, and a fairly simple install, although simple operation is more important.



By: anildash

Thu, 15 Sep 2005 09:48:04 -0800

I made a script a while back that generates an Atom feed from any files that are added to a directory.

A much more robust version of something like this is Dan Bricklin's List Garden.



By: ThePants

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 09:38:18 -0800

Might be easy to modify dirCaster to do what your friend wants.