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NAME

       subscriptions - Default recommended subscriptions

DESCRIPTION

       The pathetc/subscriptions file contains a list of newsgroups that is
       returned by the NNTP command LIST SUBSCRIPTIONS.

       Clients that support this command usually send it the first time they
       connect to a new news server.  They use the returned list to initialize
       the list of subscribed newsgroups.  The subscriptions file therefore
       should contain groups intended for new users, for testing, or that
       contain FAQs and other useful information for first-time Usenet users.

       The syntax of the subscriptions file is trivial; it is a simple list of
       newsgroup names, one per line.  The order of newsgroups may be
       significant; the news reading client may present the groups in that
       order to the user.

       Be aware that use of the LIST SUBSCRIPTIONS command is not widespread
       (though documented in RFC 6048) and most news clients will never ask
       for this file.

EXAMPLE

       A typical subscriptions file may look like:

           news.announce.newusers
           news.newusers.questions
           local.test
           local.general
           local.talk
           misc.test
           misc.test.moderated
           news.answers
           news.announce.newgroups

       This gives the client the FAQs and question newsgroup for new users
       first, then a local newsgroup for testing and various commonly-read
       local discussion groups, followed by the world-wide test groups, all
       the FAQs, and announcements of new world-wide newsgroups.  If there is
       a local new users group, one might want to list it first.

HISTORY

       Written by Bettina Fink <laura@hydrophil.de> for InterNetNews.

       $Id: subscriptions.pod 9138 2010-10-29 18:09:50Z iulius $

SEE ALSO

       nnrpd(8).