Yet Another News Fetcher

Yanf is a configurable news fetcher coded in C that fetches news from many news sites and outputs what it fetches in a configurable format. It can fetch news from backends that use the format used by Slashdot, Freshmeat, 32bitsonline, Segfault, Packetstorm, LinuxTelephony, LinuxToday, LinuxApps, BeBits, Geeknews, Linux2000, and Securityfocus . It also supports the RSS/RDF forma,t and the daily static cartoon from Userfriendly.
It's configurable from a config file. From the config file you can add new sites, remove the ones you dont like, configure the output format, etc.
If you want to see an example page generated by yanf you can go to

I am coding yanf alone, so if you want to help, report a bug, or just tell me that you hate/love yanf, don't doubt and send me a mail to I would really apreciate it.


This program is dedicated to Electrick, Config, #slashdot from the openprojects network.


I'm not maintaining this project anymore.








Windows Port

There's a Windows port made by Kirill Erofeev available at:


Yanf's sourceforge project page

Yanf is distributed under the GPL license. Logo

Copyright (c) 2003 Gastón Kleiman. All rights reserved.