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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.

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Package version:0.9-17
Architecture:i386
Distribution:Debian
Filename:sysnews_0.9-17_i386.deb

/usr/share/doc/sysnews/README

 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
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/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 (0.9-17) unstable; urgency=low

  * Update my email address
  * Move to a new git repository
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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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