BSD 2.11 - man page for rnmail (bsd section 1)
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Rnmail - a program for replying via mail
Rnmail -h headerfile [oldarticle]
Rnmail is a friendly interface for mailing replies to news articles. It will ask several
questions, then allow you to enter your letter, and then mail it off. If you type h and a
carriage return at any point, Rnmail 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 MAILPOSTER as "Rnmail -h %h %A". You can also modify the the MAIL-
HEADER environment variable to change the header file that rn passes to Rnmail.
DOTDIR If defined, specifies a place other than your home directory where 'dot' files may
be stored. This is primarily for accounts which are shared by more than one per-
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".
If defined, contains the name of a file to which the finished message will be
Default: message not saved
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), Pnews(1), mail(1)
Uses /bin/mail in the absence of sendmail.
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