feedr

Use feedr to fetch the data from a remote url, respect its caching, and parse its data. Despite its name, it's not just for feed data but also for all data that you can feed into it (including binary data).

Feedr


Use feedr to fetch the data from a remote url, respect its caching, and parse its data. Despite its name, it's not just for feed data but also for all data that you can feed into it (including binary data).

NPM

  • Use: require('feedr')
  • Install: npm install --save feedr
// Prepare 
var Feedr, feedr, feeds
 
// Create a new feedr instance 
feedr = require('feedr').create({/* optional configuration */})
 
// Prepare our feeds that we want read 
feeds = {
    github: "https://github.com/bevry/feedr/commits/master.atom",
    gittip: "https://www.gittip.com/balupton/public.json"
}
 
// Read a single feed 
feedr.readFeed(feeds.github, {/* optional configuration */}, function(errdataheaders){
    console.log(err, data, headers)
})
 
// Read all the feeds together 
feedr.readFeeds(feeds, {/* optional configuration */}, function(errresult){
    console.log(err, result.github, result.twitter)
})

Feed configuration defaults / global configuration properties are:

  • log defaults to null, log function to use
  • tmpPath defaults to system tmp path, the tempory path to cache our feedr results to
  • cache defaults to one day 1000*60*60*24, available values:
    • Number prefers to use the cache when it is within the range of the number in milliseconds
    • true prefers to use the cache when the response headers indicate that the cache is still valid
    • "preferred" will always use the cache if the cache exists
    • false will never use the cache
  • xml2jsOptions defaults to null, the options to send to xml2js
  • requestOptions defaults to null, the options to send to request

Feed configuration properties are:

  • url required, the url to fetch
  • hash defaults to hash of the url, the hashed url for caching
  • name defaults to hash, the name of the feed for use in debugging
  • path defaults to tmp feed path, the path to save the file to
  • parse defaults to true, whether or not we should attempt to parse the response data, supported values are xml, json, cson, yaml, string, raw/false. If true will try all the available parsers. Can also be a function with the signature ({response, data, feed, feedr}, next(err, data))
  • check defaults to true, whether or not we should check the response data for custom error messages. Can also be a function with the signature ({response, data, feed, feedr}, next(err))
  • xml2jsOptions defaults to global value, the options to send to xml2js
  • requestOptions defaults to global value, the options to send to request

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These amazing people are maintaining this project:

  • Benjamin Lupton b@lupton.cc (https://github.com/balupton)

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