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CHECKNEWS(1CN) CHECKNEWS(1CN)

checknews - check for unread news

checknews

Checknews informs the user whether he has unread news. It is suitable for running from a .profile (or .login if you use a certain non-standard shell) file.
Checknews normally runs readnews(1) with the -c option. As a heuristic concession to practicality, if the user has a .rnlast file in his $HOME directory, checknews runs rn -c -s3 instead.

$HOME/.newsrc
 
/var/lib/news/active

readnews(1CN), rn(1)

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.
28 Aug 1994

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