Linux rn command

Updated: 05/04/2019 by Computer Hope
rn command

On Unix-like operating systems, rn is a newsgroup reader.




a-z, 0-9 Select/deselect the indicated item by its letter or number. Many of the alpha letters are omitted for the following commands.
SPACE Perform the default command (usually > or Z).
CR Enter item(s). Selects the current item if nothing is selected.
TAB Start reading selected items.
- Set a range, as in d - f. Repeats the last marking action.
@ Toggle the selection of all visible items.
. Toggle the current item's selection.
k, ',' Mark the current group to kill all unread articles.
E Toggle exclusion of non-selected items from the selection list.
n, ], down Move down to the next item.
p, [, up Move up to the previous item.
<, >, right Go to previous/next page.
^, $ Go to first/last page.
O Set the selector's order.
R Reverse the current sort order.
U Switch between selecting empty/non-empty items.
c Catch up a group, marking the articles as read without chasing xrefs.
= Refresh the article counts in the selector (will re-grab active).
^N Switch to next news source (the numbered GROUPs in ~/.rn/access).
^P Switch to the previous news source.
^K Edit the global KILL file.
^E Edit the current universal configuration file.
\ Escape next char as a command. A selector command is tried first, then a newsgroup-list command (force the latter with another \). E.g. \a will add groups, \\h gets you newsgroup-list help.
& Start the option selector or set command-line switches.
&& View or set macro definitions.
:cmd Perform command cmd on all the selected groups.
::cmd Perform command cmd on all non-selected groups.
:.cmd Perform command cmd on the current group.
::.cmd Perform command cmd on the all but the current.
!cmd Run command cmd in a subshell.
h, ? Display this help message.
', Esc Leave the selector and return to the original group selector.
q Quit current level. At top level, leave rn.
Q Quit the current level. At top level, go to the next selector.



Run the rn utility, which allows you to read newsgroups.