NEWSRC(5)                                               NEWSRC(5)

     NAME
          newsrc - information file for readnews

     DESCRIPTION
          The .newsrc file contains the list of previously read arti-
          cles and an optional options line for readnews(1). Each
          newsgroup that articles have been read from has a line of
          the form:

          newsgroup: range

          The range is a list of the articles read.  It is basically a
          list of no.'s separated by commas with sequential no.'s col-
          lapsed with hyphens.  For instance:

          general: 1-78,80,85-90
          fa.info-cpm: 1-7
          net.news: 1
          fa.info-vax! 1-5

          If the : is replaced with an ! (as in info-vax above) the
          newsgroup is not subscribed to and will not be shown to the
          user.

          An options line starts with the word options (left-
          justified).  Then there are the list of options just as they
          would be on the command line.  For instance:

          options -n all !fa.sf-lovers !fa.human-nets -r
          options -c -r

          A string of lines beginning with a space or tab after the
          initial options line will be considered continuation lines.

     FILES
          ~/.newsrc                options and list of previously read
                                   articles

     SEE ALSO
          readnews(1), checknews(1)