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Manual Reference Pages  -  NEWS (1)

NAME

news - print news items

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Files
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SYNOPSIS

news [ -a ] [ -n ] [ item ... ]

DESCRIPTION

When invoked without options, this simple local news service prints files that have appeared in /lib/news since last reading, most recent first, with each preceded by an appropriate header. The time of reading is recorded. The options are
-a Print all items, regardless of currency. The recorded time is not changed.
-n Report the names of the current items without printing their contents, and without changing the recorded time.
Other arguments select particular news items.

To post a news item, create a file in /usr/local/plan9/news.

Empty news items, and news items named core or dead.letter are ignored.

FILES

/usr/local/plan9/news/*
  articles
$HOME/lib/newstime
  modify time is time news was last read who gets news mailed to them

SOURCE

/usr/local/plan9/src/cmd/news.c
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