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Using Newsbeuter to read your RSS feeds

Published on February 1, 2014

After the shutdown of Google Reader I was in desperate need of a new feed reader. After using Feedbin for a few months I finally settled on Newsbeuter. It’s a beautiful, highly customizable and text based RSS feed reader for your terminal - some even call it the “Mutt of Feed Readers”.

After playing around for a while my current setup looks like this:

There are a lot of parameters to tailor it to your needs in the Newsbeuter documentation.

My current .newsbeuter/config looks like this:


If you are on Mac OS 10.9.x and want to install it via homebrew you’ll have to edit the formula so it’s using the c++11 branch of the repository because there’s a namespace problem with the current branch.

To do that just run a brew edit newsbeuter and replace the line containing head with

head '', :branch => 'c++11'

It should look like this at the time of this writing:

homepage ''
url ''
sha1 'e49e00b57b98dacc95ce73ddaba91748665e992c'

head '', :branch => 'c++11'

depends_on 'pkg-config' => :build

After editing the formula just brew install homebrew as usual and start editing your config.