Canto

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The Canto newsreader is a fast, slick little ncurses console newsreader. Start it up by typing canto in any terminal.

Canto operates from a configuration file, ~/.canto/conf.py. It creates a default configuration automatically when you don't have one, ~/.canto/conf.py.example:

# Auto-generated by canto because you don't have one.
# Please copy to/create ~/.canto/conf.py
add("http://rss.slashdot.org/slashdot/Slashdot")
add("http://reddit.com/.rss")
add("http://kerneltrap.org/node/feed")
add("http://codezen.org/canto/feeds/latest")

So adding new feeds is as easy as copying their URLs into ~/.canto/conf.py. Use the arrow keys or PgUp/PgDn to navigate your feeds, press the space bar to read an article, and press the space bar again to return to the article list. Exit Canto by pressing the Q key.

Canto has internal commands that you run after it's open, and external commands to use when it's not running. Here are some useful external commands:

Refresh all feeds:

$ canto -a

Update all feeds, and then run Canto:

$ canto -u

List all feeds:

$ canto -l

Quick help:

$ canto -h

Complete help:

$ man canto

NEW WEB SITE - http://codezen.org/canto-ng/

OLD WEB SITE - http://www.codezen.org/canto/