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program to display system news

Variants:
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.

NOTE: This command has nothing to do with USENET news. It's more like an enhanced motd.

Homepage:-
Package version:0.9-16
Architecture:amd64
Distribution:Debian
Filename:sysnews_0.9-16_amd64.deb

/usr/share/doc/sysnews/README.Debian

As described in the README, this program should be added to the shell rc
files of users who want to see news (or added globally). This is not done
automatically by this package; you should do it manually.

This package installs a cron job that deletes news articles after 30 days.
It never deletes files named WELCOME, POLICY, or NEWUSERS.

Past users of this package should note that you should put 
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/usr/share/man/man1/news.1.gz

NEWS(1)                     USER COMMANDS                    NEWS(1)



NAME
       news - display system news

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

DESCRIPTION
       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 permisā€
   
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/usr/share/doc/sysnews/changelog.Debian.gz

sysnews (0.9-16) unstable; urgency=low

  * New maintainer (Closes: #483250)
    - Change Vcs-* headers
  * use quilt
  * switch to dh7
  * split up patches
    - upstream's Makefile already regenerates the man page with the
      NEWSDIR set correctly, so just use the regenerated version
      rather than patching
    - stop patching the Makefile when the changes can happen in
      debian/rules

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/usr/share/doc/sysnews/copyright

sysnews was written by Charles, <int@link.xs4all.nl>, and was
downloaded from http://www.ibiblio.org
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         [DIR]etc/ (1)  65535+ mirrors
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