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       news - display system news


       news [-adDeflnpvxs] [[article1] [article2] ..]


       The  news  command  keeps  you  informed of news concerning the system.  Each news item is
       contained in a separate file  in  the  /var/lib/sysnews  directory.  Anyone  having  write
       permission to this directory can create a news file.

       If  you  run  the  news  command  without  any flags, it displays every unread file in the
       /var/lib/sysnews directory.

       Each file is preceded by an appropriate header. To avoid  reporting  old  news,  the  news
       command  stores  a  currency time. The news command considers your currency time to be the
       date the $HOME/.news_time file was last  modified.  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 unread.


       -a, --all
              Display all news, also the already read news.

       -d, --datestamp
              Add a date stamp to each article name printed. this can only be used with  the  -nl

       -D, --datefmt <fmt>
              Specify  a date format, see the strftime(3) man page for more details.  the default
              format is (%b %d %Y)

       -f, --newsdir <dir>
              Read news from an alternate newsdir.

       -l, --oneperline
              One article name per line.

       -n, --names
              Only show the names of news articles.

       -p, --page
              Pipe articles through $PAGER or more(1) if the $PAGER environment variable  is  not

       -s, --articles
              Reports the number of news articles.


       -e, --expire #
              Expire news older than # days.

       -x, --exclude a,b,c
              A  comma  separated  list  of  articles  which may not be expired.  if a file named
              .noexpire exists in the /var/lib/sysnews direcory, filenames are read from it also.
              names in this file may be comma separated, and/or one per line.


       Charles, <>