Open-source terminal RSS reader Newsbeuter

Newsbeuter is a simple but powerful RSS reader that can also operate offline. It does not have a steep learning curve one might ascribe to other terminal tools.

  1. Install:

    • Mac: brew install newsbeuter
    • Linux / WSL: apt install newsbeuter
  2. Add RSS feeds to Newsbeuter by editing the file ~/.newsbeuter/urls and add RSS feeds like:
    https://www.scivision.co/feed.xml
    
  3. Open Newsbeuter and enjoy. Refresh all feeds by pressing R.

Newsbeuter config

If you don’t like the default web browser or other factors, edit Newsbeuter config parameters in ~/.newsbeuter/config

Web browser

To use the terminal web browser Lynx, add a line to ~/.newsbeuter/config:

browser "lynx %u"

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Written by Michael Hirsch, Ph.D. //

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