news - Writes system news items to standard output
news [-a|-n|-s] |[item...]
command keeps you informed of news concerning
Displays all news items, regardless of the currency time.
The currency time does not change.
Reports the names of current news items without displaying
their contents. The currency time does not change.
Reports the number of current news items without displaying
their names or contents. The currency time does not change.
Each news item is contained in a separate file in the /usr/news directory. Anyone having read/write permission to this directory can create a news file.
If you run the news command without any options, it displays the current files in /usr/news, beginning with the most recent. You can also specify the items you want displayed.
Each file is preceded by an appropriate header. To avoid reporting old news, news stores a currency time. The news command considers your currency time to be the modification time of the file named $HOME/.news_time. Each time you read the news, the modification time of this file changes to that of the reading. Only news item files posted after this time are considered current.
Pressing the Interrupt key sequence during the display of a news item stops the display of that item and starts the next. Pressing the Interrupt key sequence again ends news.
Most users run news each time they log in by including the following line in their $HOME/.profile file or in the system's /etc/profile: news -n
To display the items that were posted since you last read the news, enter: news To display all the news items, enter: news -a | pg
Indicates the last time news was read.