Newsboat is an RSS-reader.
A normal person asks: “What is an RSS reader?”
It’s a way to follow sites and social media updates without needing social media.
Press super + shift + n or run
newsboat in the terminal.
- j/k – move up and down.
- enter – enter feed or article.
- q – return to previous screen or quit.
- h/l – open feed or return (same as q and enter).
- a – mark as read.
- n – go to next unread.
- A – mark all as read.
- ,, – open the main link of an article. (Usually opens in a browser, or if a video, will play the video in mpv.)
- u/d – page up and down.
- g/G – go to top or bottom of screen.
To follow a visible link, use the st binding alt + l, or to just copy it, alt + k.
~/.config/newsboat/urls– the file holding your RSS feeds. Add URLs here to make them appear in newsboat. Open itquickly by typing
cfuin the terminal.
~/.config/newsboat/config– the general newsboat config. Type
cfnin the terminal. You can set granulated coloring and effects here, as well as change key bindings.
~/.local/bin/linkhandler– the opener file used by newsboat for dealing with URLs with the ,, binding. This can be modified as needed. By default, it opens normal URLs in a browser, opens videos with mpv, downloads audio/podcast files and downloads and opens images with sxiv, etc.
- newsboat website
- MIT License