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I Love the "slrn" News Reader

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A Command Line News Reader

I've been meaning to write this blog entry about slrn ever since I started using it some time last year, finally here it is. Here are a few things you may like you to know about it:

  • It's great for those that enjoy terminal applications as I do (e.g. mutt, w3m, etc.)
  • It allows you to bind keys to actions.
  • There is a default config file that you'll want to copy to ~/.slrnrc.

Configuration Parameters

Here are some configuration parameters that were hard to track down:

set confirm_actions 14

visible_headers "From:,Subject:,Newsgroups:,Followup-To:,Reply-To:,Date:"

set query_read_group_cutoff 0

set uncollapse_threads 1

set netiquette_warnings 0

See: for more information. Enjoy!

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