POSTNEWS(1)                  (alice)                  POSTNEWS(1)

     NAME
          postnews - submit netnews articles

     SYNOPSIS
          postnews [ file ]

     DESCRIPTION
          Postnews submits the file as a netnews article.  It prompts
          for title (informative, please), primary newsgroup, and
          other newsgroup distribution (not recommended).

          The names of newsgroups are relative pathnames of directo-
          ries depending from /usr/spool/netnews, with slashes (/)
          replaced by dots (.).

          If no file is specified, postnews invokes an editor speci-
          fied by the environment variable EDITOR (default vi(1)). The
          editor's buffer is initialized with header information,
          which may be changed.  The text of the article may be
          appended.

          For more sophisticated uses, such as posting news from a
          program, see the BSD manual.

     SEE ALSO
          readnews(1)

     BUGS
          The editor default is distinctly nonclassical.