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repo-rss: generates an RSS feed from one or more Yum repositories


repo-rss - generates an RSS feed from one or more Yum repositories


repo-rss [options] repoid1 [repoid2...]


repo-rss is a program for generating RSS feeds for one or more Yum repositories.


-h, --help
Help; display a help message and then quit.
-f <file>
Specify the file to which the RSS will be written. Default is repo-rss.xml.
-l <link>
Specify the URL to the RSS feed. Default is
-t <title>
Specify the title for the RSS feed. Default is "RSS Repository - Recent Packages".
-d <description>
Specify the description of the RSS feed. Default is "Most recent packages in Repositories".
-r <days>
Specify the number of days to consider most recent. Default is 3.
Enable the use of a temporary directory for the yum cache. This is enabled by default for non-root users.


Generate an RSS for the updates-released repository and save it as updates-release.xml:
repo-rss -f updates-released.xml updates-released


As repo-rss uses YUM libraries for retrieving all the information, it relies on YUM configuration for its default values like which repositories to use. Consult YUM documentation for details:



See the Authors file included with this program.


There are of course no bugs, but should you find any, you should first consult the FAQ section on and if unsuccessful in finding a resolution contact the mailing list: yum-devel [at] To file a bug use for Fedora/RHEL/Centos related bugs and for all other bugs.


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