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How To Install Newsboat on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Newsboat on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Newsboat on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Newsboat is a CLI feed reader application. The web feeds a website provides can be used to get the latest updates from the website. And, this is where Newsboat comes into play. If we have a web feed then, we can use it with Newsboat to have all the updates.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Newsboat RSS feed reader on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Newsboat on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Newsboat RSS Feed Reader on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, the Newsboat is available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Newsboat to your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt install newsboat

Step 3. Configure Newsboat.

Once successfully installed Newsboat, the next step is to learn how to use it. Follow these steps, and you will learn the basics. Now open a terminal and issue the following command:


If we have the web feeds available with us, then append the following file with the web feeds:

nano /home/$USER/.newsboat/urls

Now launch Newsboat again through the terminal:


Newsboat is not configured to auto-refresh as soon as you access it. You can choose to set it to auto-refresh. Open the configuration file using the following command:

nano /home/$USER/.newsboat/config

And, append the file with the following code:

browser "<browser_name>"

For instance, if we want to open the text in the links browser then:

browser "links"

Now, relaunch Newsboat to see the changes.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Newsboat. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Newsboat RSS feed reader on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Newsboat website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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