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.