Provided by: trn_3.6-20_amd64 bug

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 begin 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 NEWSPOSTER as "Pnews -h %h %A".  You  can  also  modify  the  the
       NEWSHEADER environment 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  directory.   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 organizations 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.

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