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Hey its not getting the RSS feeds i had it working before but for some reason after ive reinstalled it isnt any idea what i need to unblock from the firewall?

This the 10th post I see where People say "I got a problem.. help me"... well describe concisely your problem? do you get an error? if yes, what is it?

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I assum thats an error in the coding but i dont know anything a bout perl.

heres my copy.

#!/usr/bin/perl -w

# rss2html - converts an RSS file to HTML

# It take one argument, either a file on the local system,

# or an HTTP URL like http://slashdot.org/slashdot.rdf

# by Jonathan Eisenzopf. v1.0 19990901

# Copyright (c) 1999 Jupitermedia Corp. All Rights Reserved.

# See http://www.webreference.com/perl for more information


# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify

# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by

# the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or

# (at your option) any later version.


use strict;

use XML::RSS;

use LWP::Simple;

# Declare variables

my $content;

my $file;


# check for command-line argument

die "Usage: rss2html.pl (<RSS file> | <URL>)n" unless @ARGV == 1;

# get the command-line argument

my $arg = shift;

# create new instance of XML::RSS

my $rss = new XML::RSS;

# argument is a URL

if ($arg=~ /http:/i) {

    $content = get($arg);

    die "Could not retrieve $arg" unless $content;

    # parse the RSS content


# argument is a file

} else {

    $file = $arg;

    die "File "$file" does't exist.n" unless -e $file;

    # parse the RSS file



# print the HTML channel



sub print_html {

    my $rss = shift;

    print <<HTML;


    # print the channel items

    my $i = 0;

    foreach my $item (@{$rss->{'items'}})


      next unless defined($item->{'title'});

      print "$item->{'title'}... ... ... ... ...n";




       $i = $i + 1;


    # if there's a copyright element

    if ($rss->{'channel'}->{'copyright'}) {

   print <<HTML;




    print <<HTML;



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