BSD 2.11 - man page for pnews (bsd section 1)
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Pnews - a program for posting news articles
Pnews newsgroup title
Pnews -h headerfile [oldarticle]
Pnews is a friendly interface for posting news articles. It will ask several questions,
then allow you to enter your article, and then post it using the inews(1) program. If you
type h and a carriage return at any point, Pnews will tell you what it wants to know.
The -h form is used when invoked from rn. If your editor can edit multiple files, and you
want the article to which you are replying to show up as an alternate file, define the
environment variable NEWSPOSTER as "Pnews -h %h %A". You can also modify the the NEW-
SHEADER environment variable to change the header file that rn passes to Pnews.
If defined, contains the name of a file to which the finished article will be
Default: article not saved
DOTDIR Where to find your dot files, if they aren't in your home directory. This is pri-
marily for accounts which are shared by more than one person.
EDITOR The editor you want to use, if VISUAL is undefined.
Default: whatever your news administrator installed, usually vi.
HOME Your home directory.
LOGDIR Your home directory if HOME is undefined.
LOGNAME Your login name, if USER is undefined.
Default: value of "whoami".
NAME Your full name.
Default: name from /etc/passwd, or ~/.fullname.
Either the name of your organization, or the name of a file containing the name of
Default: whatever your news administrator chose.
USER Your login name.
VISUAL The editor you want to use.
rn(1), Rnmail(1), inews(1)
Not the speediest program in the world, but maybe that's a blessing to the net.
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