not sure if anything like this is possible yet but I want a program to read an rss feed output it to a text file so I can throw it into root-tail. If nothing like this exists, I'll probably try to create it once I learn c++ well enough. It would throw basic features like last time it was updated and the site the rss is from into the file as well.
I guess you could write a bash script which does the work, I think I've already seen such a script, but I don't know where.
maybe this helps: http://xmlstar.sourceforge.net/
thanks, if I whip up anything I'll let you know.