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 news(1)							     news(1)




 NAME
      news - print news items

 SYNOPSIS
      news [-a] [-n] [-s] [items]

 DESCRIPTION
      news is used to keep the user informed of current events.	 By
      convention, these events are described by files in the directory
      /var/news.

      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.''

    Options
      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
		     system's /etc/profile.

      All other arguments are assumed to be specific news items that are to
      be printed.

      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.

 EXTERNAL INFLUENCES
    International Code Set Support
      Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.

 FILES
      /var/news/*
      $HOME/.news_time
      /etc/profile





 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 1 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000






 news(1)							     news(1)




 SEE ALSO
      mail(1), profile(4), environ(5).

 STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
      news: SVID2, SVID3, XPG2

















































 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 2 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000