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'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.


User FAQ available in HTML format from; User FAQ available in plain text format from; User reference manual available in HTML format from; User reference manual available in plain text format from


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released on 7 October 2004

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey13 April 2004

Leaders and contributors

Thomas Schultz Maintainer
John E. Davis Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Help Mailing List Info/Archive
Support Mailing List Info/Archive
Support Newsgroup

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite leafnode (for reading offline from a local news server)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 January 2008.


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