For Linux terminals, Newsboat is a free and open source RSS/Atom feed reader. Although Newsbeuter, a text-based RSS/Atom feed reader, was the inspiration, it is no longer actively developed. Several popular XML formats including RSS/Atom are used to share, publish and syndicate content such as news or blog posts. For use on text terminals, such as those running GNU/Linux, FreeBSD or macOS, Newsboat was developed. We have mentioned below the steps to install Newsboat on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04.

Steps to install Newsboat on Ubuntu 22.04/20.04

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Step 1: The first thing we must do is run the system update command because here we are about to use APT package manager. Therefore, running the update command rebuilds its package index cache.

Install Newsboat on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04

Step 1: Well, we don’t need to mess around with repositories or download some manual deb binary. It’s because the packages for install newsboat are available using the default Ubuntu Linux system repository. So just run the given command: Step 2: Those who are interested in PHOTOGRAPH and don’t want apartment to install this application you can use:

Set RSS Feed URLs

Step 1: The next step is add the URLs of the blog and sites that feed you want directly in your terminal using the newsboat command🇧🇷 To do this, edit a file: Step 2: save the file using Ctrl+X, press Yand press the Enter key.

Run Newsboat and start loading feeds

Step 1: After adding the URLs, in your terminal run newsboat command which will load the default configuration and URLs defined in the configuration file. Step 2: As the tool opens in the terminal, you’ll see all the feeds for the site you’ve set up, but with zero feeds. Now, to fetch the available feed for all URLs, just press shift + r otherwise it will reload the feeds just for the URL selected🇧🇷 Step 3: One time doneuse the keyboard arrows to select the feed and press the enter key to open the same. Step 4: You will see the list of all latest articles available via the specific URL selected. Again use the arrow keys and select what you want to read and press Enter key to open it. Step 5: When you open the feed’s content, you’ll see its excerpt and links to read the full article. If you want to open it in browser, just press the on your keyboard. whereas for exit use q🇧🇷

To search for articles in newsfeeds:

Step 1: If you want to search for a specific article in the added feeds, we can do that too. Simply press / to search all articles across all feeds or alternatively we can select some specific website feed and search all articles for some specific word.

Configure default browser

Step 1: Also if you want to use some specific browser to open feed article via Newsboat so we can do that too. To do this, edit the configuration file: Step 2: Paste the following line. You may replace firefox with any other browser you have on your system. Step 3: save the file using Ctrl+X, press Y, and press the Enter key.

Remove or uninstall Newsboat RSS Feedreader

Step 1: For uninstall newsboatusers can run:

Final Words

We hope you enjoy our article on how to Configure the Newsboat RSS/Atom feed reader on Ubuntu 20.04/22.04. A feed reader lets you browse changes in a single interface, pulling them directly from sites like blogs and news organizations. Often, you don’t even need to open a web browser because the feed often contains the full text of the update. The main function of this text-based application is to get feeds from the specified URL which can be from various websites including blogs and news portals. You don’t need to open the browser if the feed contains all of the update text.

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