PNEWS(1)PNEWS(1)NAMEPnews - a program for posting news articles
SYNOPSISPnews newsgroup title
Pnews-h headerfile [oldarticle]
PnewsDESCRIPTIONPnews 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 mul‐
tiple 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.
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 organiza‐
tions 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.
SEE ALSOrn(1), Rnmail(1), inews(1)DIAGNOSTICSBUGS
Not the speediest program in the world, but maybe that's a blessing to