Instantnews: fresh news from your Linux terminal


We are in the digital age and we need to be connected and informed at all hours, obviously if you have a browser you can access blogs like ours or many others that exist on the net, as well as have all kinds of news apps and filter them from our smartphones or tables, but sometimes we look for something much more minimalist, something simpler and that we can use from the terminal, either because we do not want to complicate life too much or because we simply do not have a desktop environment installed in our distro.

For that we have instantnews, a utility that can be used from the CLI to keep up to date with everything that happens, with fresh news that we can obtain and read from the terminal. Therefore, it does not need to have any GUI installed for its operation, in addition to consuming very few resources for those teams that do not have them, being a fairly light and fast tool in any case. Only a few commands will be enough to get our news.

To install the utility we must first have the package installed python pip in our distribution. It is a package that comes in the official repositories of our distros, so with the package management tool you can install it easily. Once we have that package installed, we can get instantnews:

git clone

cd instantnew

sudo python install

Once we have it installed we can configure or start using it. It has several options, but you could start by executing the following command to show us all the available options:

Among your options includes filters so that it only shows us certain news according to the category we want, among which are business, entertainment, games of chance, general news, music, politics, science and nature, sports and technology ...

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  1.   ALEIDY RECINOS said

    I want to know more about this program

  2.   leonardo ramirez said

    Best regard. The commands do not work for me.

    When I put: cd instantnew I get bash: cd: instantnew: The file or directory does not exist

  3.   leonardo ramirez said

    I already found the path, what happens is that instead of putting cd instantnew you have to put cd instantnews
    With the "S" at the end.

    Now when executing the third command I get this:
    sudo python install
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "", line 1, in
    from setuptools import setup
    ImportError: No module named setuptools

    1.    Isaac said


      Thanks for reading us, and of course thank you very much for that correction.

      As for the error, see if you have this package installed: python-setuptools (or for Python 3.x python3-setuptools). I think that will fix the error. You can also have this command:

      pip install -U pip setuptools