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ABANDONED! An actively maintained fork is available in newsboat repo

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by Andreas Krennmair [email protected]

Newsbeuter is an RSS feed reader for the text console. Zed Shaw called it "The Mutt of Feed Readers".

It is designed to run on Unix-like operating systems such as GNU/Linux and FreeBSD. NetBSD is currently not supported, due to technical limitations.


You can download the latest version of newsbeuter from the following website:

Alternatively, you can check out the latest version from the newsbeuter Git repository (hosted on GitHub):

git clone git://


Newsbeuter depends on a number of libraries, which need to be installed before newsbeuter can be compiled.

Debian unstable comes with ready-to-use packages for these dependencies.


Compiling and installing newsbeuter is as simple as:

make install

(And if you ever need to uninstall it, use make uninstall.)


If you're a developer, here's how you can run the test suite:

make -j5 PROFILE=1 all test
(cd test && TMPDIR=/dev/shm ./test --order rand)

Note the use of ramdisk as TMPDIR: some of our tests require temporary files, which degrades the performance quite a bit if TMPDIR isn't in-memory.


Andreas Krennmair [email protected]



Newsbeuter is licensed under the MIT/X Consortium License. See the file LICENSE for further details.

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