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Mandar Vaze
Mandar Vaze

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Firefox Reader mode in your Terminal

I'm trying to move to more text based workflows.

On that journey, I came across readable

readable strips out just the readability code from mozilla's firefox engine and provides it as a node module.

npm install -g readability-cli will install a script called readable

By default, readable will strip out all the non-essentials from the webpage and create another HTML page.

One can not use it as-is, cause it has all the HTML tags. So one needs a browser.

Since we are already in terminal why not use w3m ?

Here is how I use it.

readable | w3m -T text/html

and here is how it looks πŸ˜„

microblog in terminal

On a related note, w3m official homepage asks one to download tarball.

But your OS's package manager probably has w3m. So I suggest use that instead.

FWIW, I used brew install w3m on macOS.

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