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news


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
     -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  ter-
     minate.

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  attri-
     butes:

     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWesu                     |
    | CSI                         | Enabled                     |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


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










Man pages from Solaris 10 Update 8. See docs.sun.com and www.oracle.com for further documentation and Solaris information.
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