How to use slrn

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pine is OK as a news reader but it doesn’t have threading view, and it doesn’t keep track of which messages you’ve already read. slrn is better. Use these simple setup steps.

  1. Create a file called .slrnrc in your home directory like this:

    set hostname ""
    set username "user"
    set realname "Firstname Lastname"

  2. Create another file, .profile, in your home directory and add this line:

    Note: the above won’t take effect until the next time you log in. To make it effective before then, you will also need to run the above at the command line.

  3. Run slrn --create

That's it! You're now set up to run slrn whenever you like to stay caught up on news.