news — print news items
is used to keep the user informed of current events.
By convention, these events are described by files in the directory
When invoked without arguments,
prints the contents of all current files in
most recent first, with each preceded by an appropriate header.
stores the ``currency'' time
as the modification date of a file named
in the user's home directory (the identity of this directory
is determined by the environment variable
only files more recent than this currency time
are considered ``current.''
recognizes the following options:
Print all items, regardless of currency.
The stored time is not changed.
Report the names of the current items without printing their contents,
and without changing the stored time.
Report how many current items exist without printing
their names or contents, and without changing the stored time.
It is useful to include such an invocation of
file, or in the system's
All other arguments are assumed to be specific news items
that are to be printed.
If an interrupt is typed during the printing of a news item,
printing stops and the next item is started.
Another interrupt within one second of the first
causes the program to terminate.
International Code Set Support
Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.
news: SVID2, SVID3, XPG2