news - Writes system news items to standard output
news [-a|-n|-s] | [item...]
The news command keeps you informed of news concerning the
Displays all news items, regardless of the currency time.
The currency time does not change. Reports the names of
current news items without displaying their contents. The
currency time does not change. Reports the number of current
news items without displaying their names or contents.
The currency time does not change.
Each news item is contained in a separate file in the
/usr/news directory. Anyone having read/write permission
to this directory can create a news file.
If you run the news command without any options, it displays
the current files in /usr/news, beginning with the
most recent. You can also specify the items you want displayed.
Each file is preceded by an appropriate header. To avoid
reporting old news, news stores a currency time. The news
command considers your currency time to be the modification
time of the file named $HOME/.news_time. Each time
you read the news, the modification time of this file
changes to that of the reading. Only news item files
posted after this time are considered current.
Pressing the Interrupt key sequence during the display of
a news item stops the display of that item and starts the
next. Pressing the Interrupt key sequence again ends news.
Most users run news each time they log in by including the
following line in their $HOME/.profile file or in the system's
/etc/profile: news -n
To display the items that were posted since you last read
the news, enter: news To display all the news items,
enter: news -a | pg
This displays all the news items a page at a time,
regardless of whether you have read them yet. To
list the names of the news items that you have not
read yet, enter: news -n
Each name is a file in the /usr/news directory. To
display specific news items, enter: news newusers
This displays news about newusers and services,
which are names listed by news -n. To display the
number of news items that you have not read yet,
enter: news -s To post news for everyone to read,
enter: cp schedule /usr/news
This copies the file schedule into the system news
directory ( /usr/news) to create the file
/usr/news/schedule. To do this, you must have write
permission for /usr/news.
System profile. News files. Indicates the last time news
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