program to display system news
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
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
NEWS(1) USER COMMANDS NEWS(1)
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 permis‐
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
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