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== Files used by the tin newsreader ==

/usr/bin/tin Primary binary executable
/usr/bin/rtin Symbolic link to the tin executable
/etc/news/server news server configuration file
/etc/tin/tin.defaults tin newsreader configuration file
~/Mail/ Mail directory
~/News/ Article directory

== Configuration of the tin newsreader ==

=== Configure the leafnode setting ===

Edit the /etc/news/server configuration file to contain a line containing the leafnode server information:


The tin package provides a fullscreen terminal based usenet newsreader.

How To

Deleting postponed articles

The tin newsreader currently provides no quick way to delete postponed news articles for posting.

To delete a postponed article, press ^O to display the postpone menu offering the following actions:

Option Description y Spawn the editor for the named article Y Post the postponed article (without spawning an editor) A Post all postponed articles (without spawning an editor) n Skip this article q Quit the postponed menu

Select option y, to spawn the editor for the named article, now quit the editor without saving the file.

Error Messages

Can't set the specified locale!