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
This program is used to display system related news to the users at login.
it should be placed in the system-wide startup file of the shells available
on the system. (/etc/profile for bash/sh, /etc/csh.login for csh/tcsh,
/etc/zprofile for zsh, etc..), so its executed every time a user logs in.
(i suggest to use `news -n', that way only article titles will be displayed
and the user can de
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‐
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