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NAME

       overview.fmt - format of news overview database

DESCRIPTION

       The  file /etc/news/overview.fmt specifies the organization of the news
       overview database.  Blank lines and lines beginning with a number  sign
       (‘‘#’’)  are ignored.  The order of lines in this file is important; it
       determines the order in which the fields will appear in the database.

       Most lines will consist of an article header name, optionally  followed
       by  a colon.  A trailing set of lines can have the word ‘‘full’’ appear
       after the colon; this indicates that the header should appear  as  well
       as its value.

       If  this  file  is  changed,  it  is  usually  necessary to rebuild the
       existing overview  database  using  expireover(8)  after  removing  all
       existing overview files.

       The  default  file,  show  below,  is  compatible  with Geoff Collyer’s
       ‘‘nov’’ package:
              Subject:
              From:
              Date:
              Message-ID:
              References:
              Bytes:
              Lines:
              ##  Some newsreaders get better performance if Xref is present
              #Xref:full

HISTORY

       Written by Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for  InterNetNews.   Intended
       to  be  compatible  with  the  nov  package  written  by  Geoff Collyer
       <geoff@world.std.com>.  This is revision 1.6, dated 1996/09/06.

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