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       uucpsend - Alternative frontend for uucp batching


       uucpsend [ -c config ] [ -f appendix ] sitename [ sitename ... ]

       This  program offers a comfortable way to do news batching with the INN
       news system.  Like the name assumes it  is  used  for  sites  that  are
       connected  via  UUCP.   The idea behind the mechanism is taken from the
       nntpsend program which is already included in distributions of INN.

       The program does not do the batching itself.  Instead it lets  commonly
       used  tools  do  the work.  However it controls their behaviour.  Using
       uucpsend you can define detailed how batching for each site shall  take
       place in an easy fashion.

       In  the  file  uucpsend.ctl(5)  for each site your server feeds you can
       specify the size of batches, the maximal disk space that may be used by
       the  uucp  site,  the  header that should be written in the batch (e.g.
       funbatch, cunbatch, gunbatch etc.), the compression program to  use  as
       well as additional arguments passed to uux(8).

       The  sitename  should  be  the  name  of  the  site as specified in the
       newsfeeds(5) file.  If no sitenames are passed to the program  it  will
       loop  over  all  sites  that described in the configuration file.  This
       makes it easy to maintain sets of sites that  are  to  be  batched  one
       after the other - contrary to batching through the whole day.

       A batcher(8) is launched for sites with queued news.  Output is sent to
       the  file  /var/log/news/uucpsend.log.    In   order   to   keep   from
       overwhelming  the  local system, uucpsend waits five seconds before the
       next site is fed.  Uucpsend expects that the batchfile for  a  site  is
       named   /var/spool/news/out.going/sitename.    To   prevent   batchfile
       corruption, shlock(1) is used to ‘‘lock’’ these files.

       It is useful to have cron(8) invoke uucpsend.

       When no sites are given on the command line, any  flags  given  on  the
       command  completely  describe  how  batcher operate.  When no sites are
       given on the command line, then the information found  in  uucpsend.ctl
       becomes the default flags for that sites.


       -f config
              Using this parameter you are able to specify a file different to
              PATH_UUCPCTL which defaults to /etc/news/uucpsend.ctl.

       -f appendix
              With   the   parameter   ‘‘-f’’   you   may   specify    another
              uucpsend.ctl(5)  file.   Information  with  regard to also given
              sitenames are read from the uucpsend.ctl-file.  Please  keep  in
              mind  that  all  default  values  are  still  read from the main
              uucpsend.ctl file.  This feature has been added to let big sites
              easily specify a different batching behaviour.


       Written  by  Martin  Schulze  <>,  derived mostly from
       nntpsend(8)  by  Landon  Curt  Noll  <>  and  Rich  $alz
       <> for InterNetNews.


       innxmit(1),      newsfeeds(5),      uucpsend.ctl(5),      nntppsend(8),
       nntppsend.ctl(5), shrinkfile(1).