news - print news items
news [-a] [-n] [-s] [items]
news is used to keep the user informed of current events. By
convention, these events are described by files in the directory
When invoked without arguments, news prints the contents of all
current files in /var/news, most recent first, with each preceded by
an appropriate header. news stores the ``currency'' time as the
modification date of a file named .news_time in the user's home
directory (the identity of this directory is determined by the
environment variable $HOME); only files more recent than this currency
time are considered ``current.''
news recognizes the following options:
-a Print all items, regardless of currency. The stored
time is not changed.
-n Report the names of the current items without printing
their contents, and without changing the stored time.
-s Report how many current items exist without printing
their names or contents, and without changing the
stored time. It is useful to include such an
invocation of news in one's .profile file, or in the
All other arguments are assumed to be specific news items that are to
If an interrupt is typed during the printing of a news item, printing
stops and the next item is started. Another interrupt within one
second of the first causes the program to terminate.
International Code Set Support
Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.
Hewlett-Packard Company - 1 - HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000
mail(1), profile(4), environ(5).
news: SVID2, SVID3, XPG2
Hewlett-Packard Company - 2 - HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000