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CHECKNEWS(1CN)							CHECKNEWS(1CN)

NAME
       checknews - check for unread news

SYNOPSIS
       checknews

DESCRIPTION
       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-stan-
       dard 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.

FILES
       $HOME/.newsrc
       /var/lib/news/active

SEE ALSO
       readnews(1CN), rn(1)

HISTORY
       Written at U of Toronto by Henry	Spencer.

BUGS
       There  are  zillions of other news readers in the world,	all with their
       own idiosyncratic approaches to this issue.

				  28 Aug 1994			CHECKNEWS(1CN)

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