git-feed - generate an Atom feed of git commits in the current repository
git-feed [ B<--project_url=...> ]
I keep a lot of projects in git, and I like to provide feeds for things I'm
working on. This script wraps git and XML::Atom::SimpleFeed to generate a
basic Atom feed of commits. It tries to use information already available in
the environment, but needs to be given a URL for your project (and probably for
the feed itself).
It can be configured for a given repository by doing something like the
git config feed.projecturl https://p1k3.com/userland-book/
git config feed.url https://p1k3.com/userland-book/feed.xml
echo 'userland: a book about the command line for human beings' > .git/description
I have I<no idea> whether this sort of thing is considered an acceptable use of
git configuration, but it seems to work.
...or you can supply various options on the command line.
Set a URL for the project.
Set an explicit URL for the feed itself.
Set an explicit title for the feed. Will otherwise be read from
.git/description, if available.
Explicitly request I<n> entries. Defaults to 10.
Explicitly set an author string. Defaults to git config's current idea of
git feed --project_url=https://p1k3.com/userland-book/ > feed.xml
I'll wrap this in a module and add a build script. For now, install
XML::Atom::SimpleFeed first. I would probably do that either with:
cpanp -i XML::Atom::SimpleFeed
apt-get install libxml-atom-simplefeed-perl
...depending on which one gave me less static on a given system. I don't
really know what I'm doing in the Perl ecosystem any more, though.
Brennen Bearnes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This utility is free software, licensed under the terms of the GPL, v2.
See COPYING for a complete copy of the license.