So I use module
greader (part of package G-Client
to read a large number of ATOM and RSS feeds. I have long missed
the ability to search for articles I remember having read a few
weeks or months ago;
though I typically find it with an appropriately phrased Google
I've always wanted to have the ability to restrict the search to
the feeds I subscribe to --- this makes formulating the query
The advent of CSEs --- see my earlier blog post entitled On The Fly Custom Search combined with Google Reader's ability to export ones subscription list as an OPML file gives me exactly what I needed.
HowTo: Enable Searching Of Past Articles From Google Reader
- Since you need to be signed in to access the subscription list, the CSE magic cannot directly retrieve your subscription list at present. as a consequence, you need to retrieve and save your list of feeds to a location that is publicly accessible. Feature Request: Would be nice if Reader did this automatically by talking to CSE on behalf of the signed-in user --- that would obviate the next manual step.
- Export your subscription list using command
greader-opml. You'll need to do an
svn updateto get the above command; alternatively, sign in to Google and retrieve your subscription list.
- Finally, customize emacspeak option
emacspeak-url-template-reading-list-opmlto the location of the saved OPML file.
Now, you can use Emacspeak
reader subscription search from the Emacspeak Web
Command Line to search articles you remember having seen in your
Google Reader. This is also an excellent means of finding
articles of interest that one might have missed in the past.
As an example, I recently became interested in Selenium --- an
extremely powerful Web application testing framework.
Finding articles from the past that I ought to have read
but hadn't was a snap using the feature describe here.