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Pan Newsreader


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This package was approved by moderator purity on 1/31/2015.

Pan is a Usenet newsreader that's good at both text and binaries. It supports offline reading, scoring and killfiles, yEnc, NZB, binary uploading, PGP handling, multiserver, and secure connections. It's also the only Unix newsreader to get a perfect score on the Good Net-Keeping Seal of Approval evaluations. It runs on Unix and Unix-like operating systems, Mac OS X, and Windows.

The 2006 redesign and rewrite of Pan has made Pan significantly faster, cut its memory footprint by 85% in large newsgroups, and added NZB and multiserver support. See its announcement for details.

To install Pan Newsreader, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install pan

To upgrade Pan Newsreader, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade pan


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'pan'
    $installerType = 'msi'	
    $silentArgs = '/quiet /qn /norestart'
    $url = ''
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url" -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    try {
    	$packageName = 'pan'
    	$app = Get-WmiObject -class win32_product | Where-Object {$_.Name -like "$packageName"}
    	if ($app) {
    		$msiArgs = $('/x' + $app.IdentifyingNumber + ' /quiet /qn /norestart')
    		Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin $msiArgs 'msiexec'
    		Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName
    } catch {
    	Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Charles Kerr
  • Christophe Lambin
  • Matt Eagleson




Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Pan Newsreader 0.140.214 186 Sunday, January 22, 2017 approved

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