I don't use or actively maintain SlashPluck any more. In fact, I haven't even tested it in quite some time. This page is just here for reference.
SlashPluck is a simple perl script to fetch headlines, articles, and comments from Slashdot and format them in a friendly fashion for Plucker.
Current version is 0.40.1 (14 February 2009). ChangeLog README
NOTE I have only tested this version on GNU/Linux systems. It should
work on Windows or OSX, provided the
xsltproc binary is in the path.
slashpluck-x.xx.tar.gz tarball to a temporary
directory. If you wish, open
slashpluck.pl in a text editor and
change the value of the
$directory variable. This variable
specifies where the HTML output from slashpluck will go. By default, the
$HOME/.slashpluck. You can also change the article
threshold if you wish. The default value is 3.
Create the directory specified by the $directory variable above, and copy
article.xsl file to this directory. For example:
$ mkdir $HOME/.slashpluck $ cp article.xsl $HOME/.slashpluck
Finally, put the
slashpluck.pl file somewhere on your path.
slashpluck.pl, you should have several HTML
files in your
.slashpluck directory, ready for plucking. You will probably get
several XSLT warnings and/or errors, but you can ignore those. If you wish,
you can open the
headlines.html file in your browser.
This software is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.