Information about the .newsrc (newsrc) file type

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .newsrc (newsrc) file type.

Newsgroup source file. The .newsrc file contains a list of all newsgroups subscribed to, the status of each group and what messages have been read.

A .newsrc file is used by some newsgroup readers to keep track of newsgroups and articles. A .newsrc is a text file so can be opened, viewed and edited using a text editor. It is however recommended that edits are only made to the file using the newsgroup reader software which created it.

The following newsgroup readers are known to use .newsrc files (this is not an exhaustive list): nn, xnews.

The following link provides further information related to the .newsrc file extension:

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .newsrc files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .newsrc. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.