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news(1)                          User Commands                         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 conven-
       tion, 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 appro-
       priate header. news stores the ``currency'' time  as  the  modification
       date of a file named .news_time in the user's home directory (the iden-
       tity of this directory is determined by the environment variable  $HOME
       ); only files more recent than this currency time are considered ``cur-
       rent.''

OPTIONS
       -a        Print all items, regardless of currency. In  this  case,  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 a delete is typed during the printing of a news item, printing stops
       and  the  next item is started. Another delete within one second of the
       first causes the program to terminate.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       See environ(5) for a description of the LC_CTYPE  environment  variable
       that affects the execution of news.

FILES
       /etc/profile


       /var/news/*


       $HOME/.news_time


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()  box;  cw(2.750000i)| cw(2.750000i) lw(2.750000i)| lw(2.750000i).
       ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWesu CSIEnabled


SEE ALSO
       profile(4), attributes(5), environ(5)



SunOS 5.10                        20 Dec 1996                          news(1)