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NNPOST(1)                                                            NNPOST(1)

NAME
       nnpost - post news articles (nn)

SYNOPSIS
       nnpost [ -dksy string ] [ -f file ] [ -p ] [ group... ]

DESCRIPTION
       nnpost  is  used  to post new articles using nn's normal interface, but
       without entering nn in reading mode.

       When started, it reads the init file and then  directly  executes  nn's
       :post command.

       It will prompt for a (comma-separated) list of news groups, the article
       subject, a list of keywords, a summary, and  the  distribution  of  the
       article.   Each  of these prompts can also be supplied via command line
       options or arguments as described below.

       When prompted for the "Newsgroup:", entering a ? as the first key  will
       cause  nnpost  to  list all the known news groups and their purpose (if
       this information is available).  You can also enter  /  followed  by  a
       word  or regular expression which will cause nnpost to produce a (much)
       shorter listing only containing the groups whose  name  and/or  purpose
       description matches the regular expression.  When paging through either
       list, you can enter q to quit the listing.

       If a source file is specified with -f it will be used  as  the  initial
       article  body.   If  the  -p  option  is also specified, the article is
       posted directly without editing.

       nnpost can be used to do unattended postings  if  sufficient  arguments
       are  provided  on  the command line to build the header and the body of
       the article.  The required arguments are: one  or  more  newsgroups,  a
       subject  (-s),  a  source  file  (-f),  a distribution (-d), and the -p
       option.  Other fields which are not specified (e.g. keywords) will  not
       be included in the header.  The contents of the news-header variable in
       the init file will be included in the header.

OPTIONS
       -d distribution
              Use the specified distribution for the article.

       -k "keywords"
              Associate the specified keywords with the article.

       -s "subject"
              Use the specified subject for the new article.

       -y "summary"
              Include the given summary in the article header.

       -f file
              Read the article body from the specified file.

       -p     Post the article specified with -f without editing.

FILES
       ~/.nn/init   The control variables for nnpost.

SEE ALSO
       nn(1)

AUTHOR
       Kim F. Storm, Texas Instruments A/S, Denmark
       E-mail: storm@texas.dk

4th Berkeley Distribution         Release 6.6                        NNPOST(1)

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