checknews - check for unread news
informs the user whether he has unread news. It is suitable for
running from a .profile
if you use a certain
non-standard shell) file.
normally runs readnews
(1) with the -c
a heuristic concession to practicality, if the user has a .rnlast
in his $HOME directory, checknews
runs rn -c -s3
Written at U of Toronto by Henry Spencer.
There are zillions of other news readers in the world, all with their own
idiosyncratic approaches to this issue.