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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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