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S-lang newsreader

'slrn' (s-lang read news) is a newsreader that runs in console mode on various *nix systems. In addition to having the usual features of a newsreader, slrn supports scoring rules to highlight, sort or kill articles based on information from their header. It allows free key-bindings and can easily be extended using the sophisticated s-lang macro language. Users can read offline by using either slrnpull (included) or a local newsserver.


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version 1.0.3a (stable)
released on 24 October 2016

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Janet Casey

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13 April 2004

Leaders and contributors

Thomas Schultz Maintainer
John E. Davis Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
HelpMailing List Info/Archive
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Debian (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteleafnode (for reading offline from a local news server)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 February 2018.


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