What's a good newsreader for Linux for binaries?
July 10, 2004 3:24 PM   Subscribe

What's a good newsreader for Linux for binaries?
posted by kenko to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
posted by sfenders at 3:47 PM on July 10, 2004

bnr2 is very good.
posted by callicles at 4:36 PM on July 10, 2004

Firefox and an Easynews account.
posted by Gamecat at 4:53 PM on July 10, 2004

Pan. Seconded. I haven't seen better binary handling.
posted by majick at 5:24 PM on July 10, 2004

I use ubh, and even packaged it for Gentoo. Development has stopped, but it does what I need.
posted by Eamon at 7:20 PM on July 10, 2004

I used some (absolutely awesome) web scripts from a project I found on freshmeat. It was really sweet. You'd specify a regex to match, and it would download all those files to a directory (that it would create) of your choice. It was EXCELLENT for downloading MP3 albums and other multifile whatnot. Reliable, too.

/me rummages through freshmeat.

"Error connecting to MySQL Server."

:-( Sorry. Maybe I'll find it again later.

Pan is nice if you need super-gooeyness. I remember when I tried it, it crashed a lot. Like most non-console programs. :-S
posted by shepd at 8:01 PM on July 10, 2004

I like the text mode SLRN. You can go through the headers (which it has *very* good filtering capability on), and then tag all the parts of all the files you want, and it will put them all back together, uudecode them, and drop them in the appropriate folder.

It does have problems with YENC format -- read, it doesn't seem to know how to deal with it at all :-) -- but on what it does, it's *sweet*.
posted by baylink at 6:29 PM on July 12, 2004

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