The sys admin's daily grind: getnews.tech

Charly's Column – getnews.tech

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Instead of websites or newsfeeds, Charly prefers to use getnews.tech at the command line to keep up to date with what's happening around the world quickly and in a targeted way.

When I want to keep up with what's happening in the world, I can check my favorite online newspapers or, if I'm in a hurry, use a news ticker. But what if I don't want to leave the command line to do that? I use getnews.tech to fill this gap.

You can easily query getnews.tech via the web using curl. If you want to host it yourself to save data, you can find the code and installation instructions on GitHub [1]. You also need an API key from News API [2], which is free for private users, but you do need to register. News API serves as the actual data source, while getnews.tech acts as the CLI wrapper to operate and sort and takes care of the human-readable output.

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