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NEWS(1) FreeBSD General Commands Manual NEWS(1)

news - print news items

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

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

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

/src/cmd/news.c

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