Newsbeuter

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Tired of having to go to a browser to get your rss feeds? If so, then Newsbeuter is the way to go! It's like mutt, but for rss \o/

Opening

Type newsbeuter at the prompt, like so:

Newsbeuter1.png

This opens up the client window, well it should but if there's no URL file it'll do this instead:

Newsbeuter2.png

Making It Work

To fix this you'll need to edit the ~/.newsbeuter/urls file. Just type:

 nano ~/.newsbeuter/urls

Then just add the links of your rss feeds, here's how I've got mine done.

Newsbeuter3.png

Now when you type newsbeuter at the prompt you should see something like this:

Newsbeuter4.png

If yours looks similar to this you're good to go, if not try redoing these steps again or give helpdesk a shout.

The Basic Commands

'shift + r' reloads the feeds, 'q' quits, 'shift a' marks all read and enter reads the feed. That's pretty much all you need to know for starts. For more advanced commands/actions take a look around: http://www.newsbeuter.org/

Aliasing It

If you're lazy like me you won't want to type out newsbeuter everytime so I've created an alias. To do this you'll have to edit your .zshrc Type:

 nano ~/.zshrc
 alias rss= 'newsbeuter'

Then

 source ~/.zshrc

Now you just have to type rss instead of newsbeuter \o/