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NNPOST(1)		    General Commands Manual		     NNPOST(1)

       nnpost -	post news articles (nn)

       nnpost [	-dksy string ] [ -f file ] [ -p	] [ group... ]

       nnpost  is  used	 to post new articles using nn's normal	interface, but
       without entering	nn in reading mode.

       When started, it	reads the init file and	then  directly	executes  nn's
       :post command.

       It will prompt for a (comma-separated) list of news groups, the article
       subject,	a list of keywords, a summary, and the distribution of the ar-
       ticle.  Each of these prompts can also be supplied via command line op-
       tions or	arguments as described below.

       When prompted for the "Newsgroup:", entering a ?	as the first key  will
       cause  nnpost  to  list all the known news groups and their purpose (if
       this information	is available).	You can	also enter  /  followed	 by  a
       word  or	regular	expression which will cause nnpost to produce a	(much)
       shorter listing only containing the groups whose	 name  and/or  purpose
       description matches the regular expression.  When paging	through	either
       list, you can enter q to	quit the listing.

       If a source file	is specified with -f it	will be	used  as  the  initial
       article	body.	If  the	 -p  option  is	also specified,	the article is
       posted directly without editing.

       nnpost can be used to do	unattended postings  if	 sufficient  arguments
       are  provided  on  the command line to build the	header and the body of
       the article.  The required arguments are: one  or  more	newsgroups,  a
       subject	(-s),  a source	file (-f), a distribution (-d),	and the	-p op-
       tion.  Other fields which are not specified (e.g. keywords) will	not be
       included	 in  the  header.  The contents	of the news-header variable in
       the init	file will be included in the header.

       -d distribution
	      Use the specified	distribution for the article.

       -k "keywords"
	      Associate	the specified keywords with the	article.

       -s "subject"
	      Use the specified	subject	for the	new article.

       -y "summary"
	      Include the given	summary	in the article header.

       -f file
	      Read the article body from the specified file.

       -p     Post the article specified with -f without editing.

       ~/.nn/init   The	control	variables for nnpost.


       Kim F. Storm, Texas Instruments A/S, Denmark

4th Berkeley Distribution	  Release 6.6			     NNPOST(1)


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