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newsreaders are programs used to access and read the news. They usually fetch the news from the newsserver.

All newsreaders are capable of performing at least the following tasks:

newsreaders use the configuration file

to find out which newsgroups you subscribe to. It is created the first time the newsreader is invoked.

That file may be viewed/edited with any text editor to find out which newsgroups are available to be read on that system.


Claude Cantin 2010-10-24