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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:
- Read an article.
- Post a follow-up article (i.e. post an article within the same
- Reply to the author of the article.
- Save an article.
- Print an article.
- Mail an article.
- Subscribe/Unsubscribe to newsgroup(s).
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.