Get the headlines of an atom feed

atomtitles () { curl --silent $1 | xmlstarlet sel -N atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" -t -m /atom:feed/atom:entry -v atom:title -n}
this simply curls the feed and runs a xpath query on it ...
Sample Output
> atomtitles http://rss.slashdot.org/Slashdot/slashdotatom
Atomic Weight Not So Constant
20 Years of Commander Keen
Amazon Taking Down Erotica, Removing From Kindles
Humble Bundle 2 Is Live
Air Force Blocks NY Times, WaPo, Other Media
FBI Alleged To Have Backdoored OpenBSD's IPSEC Stack
Fourth Amendment Protects Hosted E-mail
McDonald's Hacked and Customer Data Stolen
MS Hypes Win7 Tablets For CES — Again
Hidden Backdoor Discovered On HP MSA2000 Arrays
Julian Assange's Online Dating Profile Leaked
Why Special Effects No Longer Impress
Why Anonymous Can't Take Down Amazon.com
Watch 200 Years of Global Growth In 4 Minutes
Google Patents Browser Highlight All Button

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By: Seebi
2010-12-15 11:03:31

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