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PNEWS(1) DragonFly General Commands Manual PNEWS(1)
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.
If you put a .signature file in your home directory, your inews program
will usually append it to your message after you are done editing it.
If you prefer to see your signature while you are editing, rename your
.signature file to be .news_sig and it will be appended before you
begin to edit. Note that .news_sig obeys the setting of DOTDIR, but
.signature may not, since it is out of Pnews's control. If both
.news_sig and .signature exist you'll get two signatures appended.
The -h form is used when invoked from trn or 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 [t]rn passes to
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.
EDITOR The editor you want to use, if VISUAL is undefined.
Default: whatever your news administrator installed, usually
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.
NEWSORG Either the name of your organization, or the name of a file
containing the name of your organization. (For use at
organizations where the ORGANIZATION environmental variable is
in use for other purposes). If both NEWSORG and ORGANIZATION
are set, NEWSORG will override 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.
REPLYTO The contents of a "Reply-To:" header line to insert into your
Default: header line not inserted.
USER Your login name.
VISUAL The editor you want to use.
trn(1), rn(1), Rnmail(1), inews(1)
Not the speediest program in the world, but maybe that's a blessing to