NETNEWS(1) (not alice) NETNEWS(1) NAME netnews - send or receive news articles SYNOPSIS netnews [ -a [ date ]] [ -n newsgroups ] [ -t titles ] [ -lpr ] netnews -s [ newsgroups ] netnews -i title [ -n newsgroups ] DESCRIPTION Netnews is an intercomputer news service. Without argument it prints recent articles. After each article a command is read from the standard input. newline Go on to next article. p Print article again. - Go back to previous article. c Cancel (restricted to contributor and superuser). w file Append a copy of the article to the named file. r Reply to author (via mail). q Exit. x Exit without update. Option -p prints with no questions asked. Option -r prints in reverse time order. Option -l prints titles only. Normally, printed articles must (1) be more recent than your last use of netnews; option -a adjusts the time threshold (no date means the beginning of time) (2) be in one of the user's newsgroups. Option -n speci- fies different newsgroups. (3) have no particular title. Option -t restricts titles to contain one of the specified strings. Option -s prints the list of newsgroups to which the user subscribes, or, if newsgroups are given, specifies a new subscription list. Newsgroup `ALL' receives all articles. NETNEWS(1) (not alice) NETNEWS(1) `NET.ALL' receives all newsgroups that begin with `NET.'. All users subscribe to the newsgroup `general'. Netnews -i inserts an article (read from standard input) with title title to the newsgroups specified by -n (default `general'). EXAMPLES netnews -a last tues -n ALL Read all news since Tuesday. netnews -alr Print titles of all news articles of interest, most recent first. netnews -s ALL !NET.ALL Subscribe to all local articles, and no NET articles (obscure feature). FILES /usr/spool/news/sys.nnn news articles /usr/spool/news/.bitfile bit map of users with news /usr/spool/news/.ngfile list of newsgroups to which it is legal to subscribe or submit news /usr/spool/news/.uindex index of netnews users /usr/spool/news/.nindex index of news articles /usr/spool/news/.seq sequence number of last article /usr/spool/news/.history list of all articles ever seen /usr/spool/news/.sys system subscription list SEE ALSO mail(1), news(1), uucp(1) BUGS Netnews and readnews(1) use the same text in different churches.