news(1)news(1)NAMEnews - Writes system news items to standard output
SYNOPSISnews [-a|-n|-s] | [item...]
The news command keeps you informed of news concerning the system.
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 con‐
tents. The currency time does not change.
Each news item is contained in a separate file in the /usr/news direc‐
tory. 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 cur‐
rent 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 cur‐
rency 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 Inter‐
rupt 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 spe‐
cific news items, enter: news newusers services
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 was read.