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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.

       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 be-
       gin 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	 NEWS-
       POSTER as "Pnews	-h %h %A".  You	can also modify	the the	NEWSHEADER en-
       vironment variable to change the	 header	 file  that  [t]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  di-
	       rectory.	  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.

       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.

       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
	       message.

	       Default:	header line not	inserted.

       USER    Your login name.

	       Default:	$LOGNAME

       VISUAL  The editor you want to use.

	       Default:	$EDITOR

FILES
       $DOTDIR/.article
       $DOTDIR/.news_sig
       ~/dead.article

SEE ALSO
       trn(1), 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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