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📰 Bypass paywalls; read your news on the terminal

trashhalo profile image Stephen Solka ・1 min read

Last night I built a new go tool to let me read websites on the command line. Readcli

readcli https://medium.com/compass-true-north/go-unit-testing-at-compass-3a7cb85ab54a
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Install (on mac)

brew install trashhalo/homebrew-brews/readcli
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Website Content

Due to the way I am scraping website content not every url will work. I've tested it with medium.com and nytimes.com.

The algorithm is as follows:

  1. Use go-readbility to download a stripped down version of the website.
  2. Use html-to-markdown to convert the clean html to markdown.
  3. Use glamour to render the markdown content.

Bubbletea

The cli interaction is controlled by an elm inspired go library bubbletea. Its be a absolute dream to work with.

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Médéric Burlet

Great initiative! Love the idea~~~