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rssfs: A RSS reader as a file system

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Are you unsure how to read RSS feeds? Why don't you just mount them?

What does this software do?

It will mirror RSS and Atom feeds as file systems. Example file system structure for one feed with two articles:

/tmp/mnt/rssfs/Open Source Feed/Hello World.html
/tmp/mnt/rssfs/Open Source Feed/Second Article.html


This software is written and tested mainly on macOS with macFUSE. Other FUSE implementations should work as well.

A note on Windows support

As Windows would require WinFsp which might or might not properly support FUSE file systems, Windows is officially unsupported as of now (which means: the time that you read this). Tests and contributions are welcome!


fossil clone
cd rssfs
go build


Copy rssfs.hcl-example as rssfs.hcl to your configuration directory and adjust your settings. The required path is:

Set a mountpoint (unless you are on Windows) and one or more feeds which can be inside or outside a category. (Categories are not required. Subcategories are not supported.)

If you don't define cache, the feed will be fetched every time you open any other feed.

Default values for feed settings


macOS and other non-Windows machines



Not implemented yet. Sorry.