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PNEWS(1)										 PNEWS(1)

NAME
       Pnews - a program for posting news articles

SYNOPSIS
       Pnews newsgroup title
	 or
       Pnews -h headerfile [oldarticle]
	 or
       Pnews

DESCRIPTION
       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.

ENVIRONMENT
       AUTHORCOPY
	       If defined, contains the name of a file to which  the  finished	article  will  be
	       appended.

	       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.

	       Default: $HOME

       EDITOR  The editor you want to use, if VISUAL is undefined.

	       Default: whatever your news administrator installed, usually vi.

       HOME    Your home directory.

	       Default: $LOGDIR

       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.

       ORGANIZATION
	       Either the name of your organization, or the name of a file containing the name of
	       your organization.

	       Default: whatever your news administrator chose.

       USER    Your login name.

	       Default: $LOGNAME

       VISUAL  The editor you want to use.

	       Default: $EDITOR

FILES
       $DOTDIR/.article
       ~/dead.article

SEE ALSO
       rn(1), Rnmail(1), inews(1)

DIAGNOSTICS
BUGS
       Not the speediest program in the world, but maybe that's a blessing to the net.

					      LOCAL					 PNEWS(1)
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