subscriptions - Default recommended subscriptions
The pathetc/subscriptions file contains a list of newsgroups that is
returned by the NNTP command LIST SUBSCRIPTIONS.
Clients that support this command usually send it the first time they
connect to a new news server. They use the returned list to initialize
the list of subscribed newsgroups. The subscriptions file therefore
should contain groups intended for new users, for testing, or that
contain FAQs and other useful information for first-time Usenet users.
The syntax of the subscriptions file is trivial; it is a simple list of
newsgroup names, one per line. The order of newsgroups may be
significant; the news reading client may present the groups in that
order to the user.
A typical subscriptions file may look like:
This gives the client the FAQs and question newsgroup for new users
first, then a local newsgroup for testing and various commonly-read
local discussion groups, followed by the world-wide test groups, all
the FAQs, and announcements of new world-wide newsgroups. If there is
a local new users group, one might want to list it first.
Written by Bettina Fink <email@example.com> for InterNetNews.
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