ANU News Setup and Site Maintenance Manual
Version 6.1beta10 (23-Jan-1995)
compiled by Charles Bailey
with contributions from the ANU News user community
This manual was written as part of the revised documentation to be
released with version 6.1 of ANU News. Because it contains
information which may be useful immediately, it has been included in
earlier releases as an independent document. It may refer
occasionally to other portions of the News documentation (e.g.
detailed descriptions of News commands) not included in this release.
In this case, you should use the corresponding sections of the old
News documentation as a guide.
Within this document, the following conventions are used:
File specifications and logical names are written in mixed case to make
them easier to read and remember (e.g. News_Root and News.Exe
instead of NEWS_ROOT and NEWS.EXE). This is done only in the
documentation; in actual practice, News follows the usual VMS
conventions regarding case. For example, in order to define the
logical name News_NNTP_Log, you could say
$ Define/System/Exec News_NetPost News_Post_OK
$ define/system/exec news_netpost news_post_ok
$ DEFINE/SYSTEM/EXEC NEWS_NETPOST NEWS_POST_OK
When the case of a string used as a command or configuration constant
is significant, this is noted in the text.
Boldface type is used to denote text which is displayed by News, or
which should be entered by the user as shown.
Italic type is used to denote expressions for which the user should
substitute values appropriate to specific circumstances, as described
in the text. (Note: This may appear as underlined text on terminal
screens and some printers.)
Within descriptions of commands and configuration files, items enclosed
in square brackets () are optional, and may be omitted if unneeded.
This is not the case, of course, where square brackets are used to
indicate the directory portion of a file specification.
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