liferea man page

Liferea — GTK desktop news aggregator


liferea [Options]


Liferea (Linux Feed Reader) is an aggregator for online news feeds.  It can be used to maintain a list of subscribed feeds,  browse and search through their items and displays their contents. Additionally Liferea allows one to sync subscriptions and read  headlines with online accounts of TinyTinyRSS and TheOldReader.


Liferea options:

-v, --version

Print version information and exit

-h, --help

Display a option overview and exit

-a, --add-feed=URI

Add a new subscription URI which can be a feed or website URL

-w, --mainwindow-state=STATE

Start Liferea with its mainwindow in STATE: shown, iconified, hidden


Print debugging messages of all types


Print debugging messages for the cache handling


Print debugging messages of the configuration handling


Print debugging messages of all GUI functions


Enables HTML rendering debugging. Each time Liferea renders HTML output it will also dump the generated HTML into $XDG_CACHE_DIR/liferea/output.xhtml.


Print debugging messages of all parsing functions


Print debugging messages when a function takes too long to process


Print debugging messages when entering/leaving functions


Print debugging messages of the feed update processing


Print verbose debugging messages

Dbus Interface

To allow integration with other programs Liferea profives a DBUS interface for automatic creation of new subscriptions. The script liferea-add-feed is a convenient way to use this interface. Just pass a valid feed URL as parameter and the feed will be added to the feed list. You can also pass non-feed URLs to use feed auto discovery. Example:

liferea-add-feed ""

Please note that Liferea needs to be running for liferea-add-feed to work.



If a proxy is not specified in the Liferea preferences (which uses the proxy settings provided by dconf), then Liferea will use the proxy specified in $http_proxy. $http_proxy should be set to a URI specifying the desired proxy, for example ‘’.



Contains the current list of subscriptions


Stylesheet that can be used to override default HTML style


Sqlite3 database with all subscriptions and headlines


This manual page was written by Lars Windolf <>.


Dec 26, 2015