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
$ canto -h
$ man canto
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