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    Conky and Rss Feed

    Hi all.
    I hope I'm posting this in the right place.

    I am in the process of writing my new conky script, and I am wanting to put a "word of the day" script in.
    So I decided I could just use conky's built in rss function for this
    so
    Code:
    ${color}${rss http://www.wordthink.com/feed 720 item_titles 1}
    And this works great for the title, however when i use it for the descrtipton (ie definition)
    Code:
    ${color}${rss http://www.wordthink.com/feed 720 item_desc 1}
    I end up with 2 problems that I'd like to sort out.

    1. Description is too long and there fore stretches conky across my whole screen. no ability to word wrap the rss feed
    2. the rss function in conky doesn't format so you end up with something like below in your conky including all symbols "<b>" etc
    Code:
    <p><b>Placid</b> (plac·id) <i>adj.</i>* 1. Satisfied; complacent.* 2. Undisturbed by tumult or disorder; calm or quiet.</p>
    So what I am wondering is does any1 have a way I could use either a bash script or curl to parse this info back into my conky script.

    Any help is appreciated (I am very new to scripting)
    Last edited by PantherStu; March 14th, 2013 at 01:27 AM. Reason: Marked solved

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