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Langue: en

Version: 02/09/2008 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


xpn - graphical newsreader written in Python with the GTK+ toolkit


xpn [-d | --home_dir]
xpn [-c | --custom_dir= {directory}]
xpn [-h | --help]


This manual page documents briefly the xpn command.

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has documentation in the GNU info(1) format; see below.

xpn is a graphical newsreader written in Python with the GTK+ toolkit.

With XPN you can read/write articles on the Usenet with a good MIME support. XPN can operate with all the most diffuse charset starting from US-ASCII to UTF-8. When you edit an article XPN automatically chooses the best charset, however is always possible to override this choice.

There also other useful features like scoring, filtered views, random tag-lines, external editor support, one-key navigation, ROT13, spoiler char, ...


-d, --home_dir

use the home directory to store config files and articles (default).

-c directory, --custom_dir=directory

specify an existing directory where to store config files and articles.

-h, --help

show summary of options.



Default directory where xpn stores its configuration and articles.


Antonio Caputo <>

Upstream author.

Batista Facundo <>

Contributed some code.

David Paleino <>

Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.

Emmanuele Bassi <>

Contributed some code.

Guillame Bedot <>

French translator and contributed some code.

Marek Macioschek <>

German translator.

Patrick Lamaiziere <>

French translator.

Rene Fischer <>

German translator.

Valentino Volonghi <>

Contributed some code.
Copyright © 2008 David Paleino

This manual page was written for the Debian system (but may be used by others).

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 or (at your option) any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.


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