Newsboat is an RSS/Atom feed reader for the text console. It's an actively maintained fork of Newsbeuter.
You can download the latest version of Newsboat from the official site: https://newsboat.org/
Alternatively, you can check out the latest version from the Git repository:
$ git clone git://github.com/newsboat/newsboat.git
Newsboat depends on a number of libraries, which need to be installed before Newsboat can be compiled.
- GCC 5.0 or newer, or Clang 3.6 or newer
- Stable Rust and Cargo (Rust's package manager) (1.46.0 or newer; might work with older versions, but we don't check that)
- STFL (version 0.21 or newer)
- SQLite3 (version 3.5 or newer)
- libcurl (version 7.21.6 or newer)
- Header files for the SSL library that libcurl uses. You can find out which
library that is from the output of
curl --version; most often that's OpenSSL, sometimes GnuTLS, or maybe something else.
- GNU gettext (on systems that don't provide gettext in the libc): ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gettext/
- json-c (version 0.11 or newer)
- Asciidoctor (1.5.3 or newer)
- Some implementation of AWK like GNU AWK or NAWK.
Developers will also need:
- xtr (version 0.1.4 or newer) (can be installed
cargo install xtr)
- Coco/R for C++, needed to re-generate
filter language parser using
There are numerous ways:
install from your distribution's repository (a lot of distros have a package);
install via Snap:
$ sudo snap install newsboat
build from source with Docker. Note that the resulting binary might not run outside of that same Docker container if your system doesn't have all the necessary libraries, or if their versions are too old;
build from source in a chroot: to avoid polluting your system with developer packages, or to avoid upgrading, you might use a tool like
debootstrapto create an isolated environment. Once that's done, just build from source as outlined in the next item;
build from source.
Install everything that's listed in the "Dependencies" section above. Make sure to install the header files as well (on Debian and derivatives, headers are in
Cross-compilers need to set
CARGO_BUILD_TARGET; see cargo documentation.
Then compile and install with:
$ make # pass -jN to use N CPU cores, e.g. -j8 $ sudo make install # install everything under /usr/local
To install to a different directory, pass
sudo make prefix=/opt/newsboat install.
To uninstall, run
sudo make uninstall.
- Check out our documentation and FAQ
- Report security vulnerabilities to email@example.com. Please encrypt your emails to PGP key 4ED6CD61932B9EBE if you can.
- Report bugs and ask questions on the issue tracker and the mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Chat with developers and fellow users on #newsboat at Freenode (webchat available!)
Newsboat is licensed under the MIT license; see the LICENSE file.