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       Canto - An ncurses RSS reader


       Canto  is an RSS reader built to be flexible and highly customizable on
       top of python.


       Canto is the client, separate from the fetcher Canto-fetch. In order to
       update  you must invoke canto-fetch on a regular basis. Usually the way
       to do that is to add a line into your crontab like this:

       * * * * * canto-fetch

       If you’re not a fan of cron, then you can add ‘canto-fetch -b‘ to  your
       startup scripts to have canto-fetch run as a daemon on its own.

       After  you have your configuration file generated, just run ‘canto‘ and
       it will update for you, if canto-fetch hasn’t been run already.


              Simple help

              Print version

              Update feeds before launching client.

              List all configured feeds

              Print number of new items.

       -n/--checknew [feed]
              Print number of new items in feed.

              Print feeds to stdout as OPML file.

       -i/--import [path]
              Import feeds from OPML file to your configuration.

       -r/--url [URL]
              Add feed at URL to your configuration.

       -t/--tag [tag]
              Set tag for feed added with -r

       -D/--dir [path]
              Set the configuration directory (default: ~/.canto/)

       -C/--conf [path]
              Set the configuration file (default: ~/.canto/conf)

       -L/--log [path]
              Set the log file (default: ~/.canto/log)

       -F/--fdir [path]
              Set the feed directory (default: ~/.canto/feeds)

       -S /--sdir [PATH]
              Set the path to execurl scripts (default ~/.canto/scripts/)


       Within the program you can use the following (default) keys.  These can
       be  changed in your configuration file by using the "key" configuration

       UP / DOWN or k / j
              Select previous or next item. (next_item) (prev_item)

       PGUP / PGDOWN or o / l
              Goto previous or next tag. (next_tag) (prev_tag)

       RIGHT / LEFT
              Set item unread or read (just_unread) (just_read)

       [ / ]  Cycle through defined filters (prev_filter) (next_filter)

       { / }  Cycle   through   defined   tag    filters    (prev_feed_filter)

       - / =  Cycle through defined tag sorts (prev_tag_sort) (next_tag_sort)

       < / >  Cycle through defined tag sets (prev_tagset) (next_tagset)

       :      Goto a specific tag (order of the config) (goto_tag)

       ;      Goto a specific visible tag (goto_reltag)

       TAB    Switch focus between list and reader (only useful with dedicated
              reader space)

       h      Display this man page. (help)

       Space  Read a story (reader)

       g      Use the defined browser to goto the item’s URL (goto)

       C / V  Collapse/Uncollapse      all       tags       (set_collapse_all)

       c      Collapse/Uncollapse current tag (toggle_collapse_tag)

       f      Inline search (inline_search)

       m      Toggle item marked/unmark (toggle_mark)

       M      Unmark all items (all_unmarked)

       n / p  Goto next/previous marked item (next_mark) (prev_mark)

       , / .  Goto next/previous unread item (next_unread) (prev_unread)

       r / u  Mark tag read/unread (tag_read) (tag_unread)

       R / U  Mark all read/unread (all_read) (all_unread)

       Ctrl+R Refresh feeds (force_update)

       Ctrl+L Redraw screen (refresh)

       \      Restart Canto (restart)

       q      Quit Canto (quit)


       Inside  the  reader, there are a number of different keys. These can be
       changed with the "reader_key" configuration option.

       UP / DOWN or k / j
              Scroll up/down if content off screen (scroll_up) (scroll_down)

       n / p  goto next/previous item without closing reader

       l      Enumerate links (toggle_show_links)

       g      Choose a link to goto (goto)


       The ~/.canto/ file is where all of the configuration is. You can
       start  by  reading . If you’re updating
       from       <=       0.6.x       then       you       should        read .


              Main  configuration  file. ~/.canto/conf (without the extension)
              is also checked for compatibility.

              Everyday log file.

              Canto-fetch log file.

              This is the directory where the stories are recorded.


       I’m sure there are some. If  you  run  into  a  bug  (a  crash  or  bad
       behavior),  then send please report it. Any of the methods described in are acceptable. Also,  please  include
       your configuration and log files with the report.



       Jack Miller <>