Curn iconCurn 3.3

Customizable Utilitarian RSS Notifier
curn is an RSS reader. It scans a configured set of URLs, each one representing an RSS feed, and summarizes the results. By default, curn keeps track of individual items within each RSS feed, using an on-disk cache; when using the cache, it will suppress displaying information for items it has already processed (though that behavior can be disabled).

Unlike many RSS readers, curn does not use a graphical user interface. It is a command-line utility, intended to be run periodically in the background by a command scheduler such as cron(8) (on Unix-like systems) or the Windows Scheduler Service (on Windows).

curn is written entirely in Java and can read RSS feeds from any URL that's supported by Java's runtime. When querying HTTP sites, curn uses the HTTP If-Modified-Since and Last-Modified headers to suppress retrieving and processing feeds that haven't changed. By default, it also requests that the remote HTTP server gzip the XML before sending it. (Some HTTP servers honor the request; some don't.) These measures both minimize network bandwidth and ensure that curn is as kind as possible to the remote RSS servers.

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last updated on:
May 31st, 2014, 23:07 GMT
file size:
3.9 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Brian M. Clapper
license type:
BSD License 
operating system(s):
Windows All
category:
C: \ Internet \ News / Newsgroups /Blog Tools

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What's New in version 3.2.6
  • Rolled in new version of org.clapper Java Utility library, which contains a fix for boolean configuration value parsing. This new library fixes bugs with Curn's handling of boolean configuration values, which were defaulting to "false" in cases where they should not have been.
  • Changed license to a true BSD license.
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