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BSD 2.11 - man page for pnews (bsd section 1)

PNEWS(1)				       General Commands Manual					     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 NEWSHEADER 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 primarily 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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