Provided by: cnews_cr.g7-39_i386 bug

NAME

       cnewsdo - run C News maintenance commands

SYNOPSIS

       cnewsdo command [argument ...]

DESCRIPTION

       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
       single command.

SEE ALSO

       newsmaint(8CN)

DIAGNOSTICS

       ‘‘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).

HISTORY

       Written at U of Toronto by Henry Spencer and Geoff Collyer.

BUGS

       Arguably, most any problem addressed by cnewsdo should be addressed  by
       news-administrator education instead.

                                  14 Aug 1994                     CNEWSDO(8cn)