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newsbeuter 2.2

Newsbeuter is an open source command line feed reader for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and other Unix-like operating systems. We already covered Newsbeuter a while back (including a video) but the greatest feature in Newsbeuter only came in the latest 2.2 version which was released last month: Google Reader support - meaning that your feeds will stay synced with Google Reader.

Newsbeuter already had Bloglines support among other great features.

Here are all the changes in Newsbeuter 2.2:

  • Added Google Reader support.
  • Implemented article highlighting in article list based on the article content
  • Extended "ignore article" functionality with different ignore modes
  • Added "hard quit" key to immediately quit from newsbeuter
  • Added "download status" format specifier for feedlist-format
  • Added HTML table renderer
  • Added "open-in-browser-and-mark-read" key
  • Many many fixes

Install Newsbeuter 2.2 in Ubuntu

Add the WebUpd8 PPA and install Newsbeuter:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install newsbeuter

If you're not using Ubuntu, you can download Newsbeuter source files from HERE.

The, to set up Google Reader integration with Newsbeuter, enter this in a terminal:
gedit ~/.newsbeuter/config

And paste this:
urls-source "googlereader"
googlereader-login "your-googlereader-account"
googlereader-password "your-password"

Where "your-googlereader-account" is your Google login email (youraddress@gmail.com) and "your-password" is your Google Reader password.

[Special thanks to Fausto23 and Mostly CLI for mentioning the new Google Reader feature in Newsbeuter 2.2]