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       send-uucp - Send Usenet articles via UUCP


       send-uucp [SITE ...]


       The send-uucp program processes batch files written by innd(8) to send
       Usenet articles to UUCP sites.  It reads a configuration file to
       control how it behaves with various sites.  Normally, it’s run
       periodically out of cron to put together batches and send them to
       remote UUCP sites.


       Any arguments provided to the program are interpreted as a list of
       sites specfied in for which batches should be generated.
       If no arguments are supplied then batches will be generated for all
       sites listed in that configuration file.


       The sites to which articles are to be sent must be configured in the
       configuration file  Each site is specified with a line of
       the form:

           site[:host] [compressor [maxsize [batchtime]]]

           The news site name being configured.  This must match a site name
           from newsfeeds(5).

           The UUCP host name to which batches should be sent for this site.
           If omitted, the news site name will be used as the UUCP host name.

           The compression method to use for batches.  This should be one of
           compress, gzip or none.  Arguments for the compression command may
           be specified by using "_" instead of spaces. For example,
           "gzip_-9".  The default value is "compress".

           The maximum size of a single batch before compression.  The default
           value is 500,000 bytes.

           A comma separated list of hours during which batches should be
           generated for a given site.  When send-uucp runs, a site will only
           be processed if the current hour matches one of the hours in
           batchtime.  The default is no limitation on when to generate

       Fields are seperated by spaces and only the site name needs to be
       specified, with defaults being used for unspecified values.  If the
       first character on a line is a "#" then the rest of the line is


       Here is an example configuration file:

           zoetermeer      gzip            1048576         5,18,22
           hoofddorp       gzip            1048576         5,18,22
           pa3ebv          gzip            1048576         5,18,22
           drinkel         gzip            1048576         5,6,18,20,22,0,2
           manhole         compress        1048576         5,18,22
           owl             compress        1048576

       This defines seven UUCP sites.  The first four use gzip compression and
       the last three use compress.  The first six use a batch size of 1MB,
       and the last site (able) uses the default of 500,000 bytes.  The
       zoetermeer, hoofddorp, pa3ebv, and manhole sites will only have batches
       generated for them during the hours of 05:00, 18:00, and 22:00, and the
       drinkel site will only have batches generated during those hours and
       20:00, 00:00, and 02:00.  There are no restrictions on when batches
       will be generated for owl or able.


           Configuration file specifying a list of sites to be processed.


       The usual flags used for a UUCP feed in the newsfeeds file are


       innd(8), newsfeeds(5), uucp(8)


       This program was originally written by Edvard Tuinder <> and
       then maintained and extended by Miquel van Smoorenburg
       <>.  Marco d’Itri <> cleaned up the code
       for inclusion in INN.  This manual page was written by Mark Brown