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I love the SLRN news reader

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A news reading terminal application

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. Some things I found interesting:

  • 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 can be copied to ~/.slrnrc and customized.

Configuration parameters I used

set confirm_actions 14

set netiquette_warnings 0

set query_read_group_cutoff 0

set uncollapse_threads 1

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

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