Provided by: cnews_cr.g7-39_i386
cnewsdo - run C News maintenance commands
cnewsdo command [argument ...]
Cnewsdo runs any of the C News maintenance commands (see
newsmaint(8CN))—or indeed any command in the normal C News shell search
path—after first setting up a suitable PATH and umask, and checking
that the commands are being run under the same user id that owns the
active file (see newsdb(5)).
This is essentially a convenience, especially for novice news
administrators and those who believe there is special virtue in being
able to invoke various kinds of administrative functionality through a
‘‘running as ‘abc’, should be running as ‘def’’’ means that cnewsdo is
being run as abc, but def owns the active file (and therefore,
presumably, the rest of the news system).
Written at U of Toronto by Henry Spencer and Geoff Collyer.
Arguably, most any problem addressed by cnewsdo should be addressed by
news-administrator education instead.
14 Aug 1994 CNEWSDO(8cn)