While half the world is watching Olympic Games and the other half is discussing about decorators, and as far as my good proposal (“#decorator” :) has been sadly ignored, I’ve spent last days writing a simple python script to retrieve news from Google News Service.


  • Supported feeds: es, fr, de, it, nz, au, in, ca, uk, us
  • Can export to: rss2 xml and html files


I use it in a hourly cron script, building rss files which I read with liferea:

[inigo@inigo inigo]$ cat /etc/cron.hourly/googlenews
/home/devel/mine/googlenews/ --rss-path=/tmp -w -q es
/home/devel/mine/googlenews/ -cnes --rss-path=/tmp -w -q nz
exit 0
[inigo@inigo inigo]$

Type --help for more info.

Hope you like it.