overview.fmt - format of news overview database
The file /etc/news/overview.fmt specifies the organization of the news
overview database. Blank lines and lines beginning with a number sign
(‘‘#’’) are ignored. The order of lines in this file is important; it
determines the order in which the fields will appear in the database.
Most lines will consist of an article header name, optionally followed
by a colon. A trailing set of lines can have the word ‘‘full’’ appear
after the colon; this indicates that the header should appear as well
as its value.
If this file is changed, it is usually necessary to rebuild the
existing overview database using expireover(8) after removing all
existing overview files.
The default file, show below, is compatible with Geoff Collyer’s
## Some newsreaders get better performance if Xref is present
Written by Rich $alz <firstname.lastname@example.org> for InterNetNews. Intended
to be compatible with the nov package written by Geoff Collyer
<email@example.com>. This is revision 1.6, dated 1996/09/06.