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Rn (newsreader)

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rn (short for Read News) is a news client (or 'newsreader') written by Larry Wall and originally released in 1984. [1]

20 relations: Autoconf, Baylor University, Comparison of Usenet newsreaders, Conversation threading, Fork (software development), Kill file, Larry Wall, List of Usenet newsreaders, Local area network, Minicomputer, Network News Transfer Protocol, Newsreader (Usenet), Nn (newsreader), Open-source model, Patch (Unix), Regular expression, Source code, Time-sharing, Unix, Usenet.


GNU Autoconf is a tool for producing configure scripts for building, installing and packaging software on computer systems where a Bourne shell is available.

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Baylor University

Baylor University (BU) is a private Christian university in Waco, Texas.

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Comparison of Usenet newsreaders

This is a Comparison of Usenet Newsreaders.

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Conversation threading

Conversation threading is a feature used by many email clients, bulletin boards, newsgroups, and Internet forums in which the software aids the user by visually grouping messages with their replies.

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Fork (software development)

In software engineering, a project fork happens when developers take a copy of source code from one software package and start independent development on it, creating a distinct and separate piece of software.

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Kill file

A kill file (also killfile, bozo bin or twit list) is a per-user file used by some Usenet reading programs to discard articles matching some unwanted patterns of subject, author, or other header lines.

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Larry Wall

Larry Wall (born September 27, 1954) is a computer programmer and author.

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List of Usenet newsreaders

Usenet is a worldwide distributed discussion system using the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP).

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Local area network

A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a residence, school, laboratory, university campus or office building.

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A minicomputer, or colloquially mini, is a class of smaller computers that was developed in the mid-1960s and sold for much less than mainframe and mid-size computers from IBM and its direct competitors.

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Network News Transfer Protocol

The Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) is an application protocol used for transporting Usenet news articles (netnews) between news servers and for reading and posting articles by end user client applications.

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Newsreader (Usenet)

A newsreader is an application program that reads articles on Usenet (a distributed discussion system, which groups its content into a hierarchy of subject-related newsgroups, each of which contains multiple threads or discussions).

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Nn (newsreader)

nn ("No News is Good News") is a Unix text-based news client, which is a client software program for accessing Usenet servers.

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Open-source model

The open-source model is a decentralized software-development model that encourages open collaboration.

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Patch (Unix)

The computer tool patch is a Unix program that updates text files according to instructions contained in a separate file, called a patch file.

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Regular expression

A regular expression, regex or regexp (sometimes called a rational expression) is, in theoretical computer science and formal language theory, a sequence of characters that define a search pattern.

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Source code

In computing, source code is any collection of code, possibly with comments, written using a human-readable programming language, usually as plain text.

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In computing, time-sharing is the sharing of a computing resource among many users by means of multiprogramming and multi-tasking at the same time.

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Unix (trademarked as UNIX) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, development starting in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.

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Usenet is a worldwide distributed discussion system available on computers.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rn_(newsreader)

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