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[Pan-users] Re: Read From One Server, Post From Another

From: Duncan
Subject: [Pan-users] Re: Read From One Server, Post From Another
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 05:41:53 -0700
User-agent: Pan/ (A Bouquet of Corpses)

Aharon Schkolnik posted <address@hidden>,
excerpted below,  on Tue, 13 Jan 2004 08:07:24 +0200:

> My ISP has an extremely poor NNTP server so I have been reading News from
> a second server. I am not able to post from the second server, but I am
> able from the first. Is there any way I can have pan post follow-ups from
> articles I read on the first server via the second ?

I don't believe there's a direct (automatic) way to do that, no.  It'd be

The only way I'd guess it could be done now, would be to use the
send-later button, then go in and manually edit the server pointers on
each post in the send-later folder, b4 sending.  Perhaps that could be
at least semi-automated using a sed script, probably with PAN closed, then
opening it again and hitting send pending messages.  I'm speculating as I
haven't looked to see for sure how that is tracked.

A variant on that, once you get the script working, that MIGHT work from
within PAN, would be to compose the message as normal, but have the script
(adjusted as necessary) configured as Pan's "external editor".  One could
then invoke the external editor, really the script, which would change the
appropriate header, and return the appropriately edited message to PAN. 
I'm not sure this would work, but do know that there's a gpg signed
message script solution out there that works this way, from PAN, so it can
work with SOME things.

There's also a command-line batch-posting tool that's been mentioned here
b4 in the context of posting attachments (given that PAN doesn't do that
yet).  I forget the name, but there are KDE and Gnome GUI front-ends for
it as well.  Anyway, it's possible something like this could be used as
the "external editor", possibly with a script acting as the glue between
them, and that you could use that to post, bypassing PAN for posting
altogether, just using it to feed the message to the posting script/app.
Do a search in the list archives for attachment posting, and you'll
probably find a few threads mentioning it.  Or, do a google-linux search
on news posting, or try rpmfind.  It shouldn't be to hard to find.  (Or..
someone might respond to this with the name, if you wait..)

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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