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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).