send-uucp - Send Usenet articles via UUCP


   send-uucp [SITE ...]


   The send-uucp program processes batch files written by innd(8) to send
   Usenet articles to UUCP sites.  It reads a configuration file to
   control how it behaves with various sites.  Normally, it's run
   periodically out of cron to put together batches and send them to
   remote UUCP sites.


   Any arguments provided to the program are interpreted as a list of
   sites specfied in for which batches should be generated.
   If no arguments are supplied then batches will be generated for all
   sites listed in that configuration file.


   The sites to which articles are to be sent must be configured in the
   configuration file  Each site is specified with a line of
   the form:

       site[:host] [compressor [maxsize [batchtime]]]

       The news site name being configured.  This must match a site name
       from newsfeeds(5).

       The UUCP host name to which batches should be sent for this site.
       If omitted, the news site name will be used as the UUCP host name.

       The compression method to use for batches.  This should be one of
       compress, gzip or none.  Arguments for the compression command may
       be specified by using "_" instead of spaces. For example,
       "gzip_-9".  The default value is "compress".

       The maximum size of a single batch before compression.  The default
       value is 500,000 bytes.

       A comma separated list of hours during which batches should be
       generated for a given site.  When send-uucp runs, a site will only
       be processed if the current hour matches one of the hours in
       batchtime.  The default is no limitation on when to generate

   Fields are seperated by spaces and only the site name needs to be
   specified, with defaults being used for unspecified values.  If the
   first character on a line is a "#" then the rest of the line is


   Here is an example configuration file:

       zoetermeer      gzip            1048576         5,18,22
       hoofddorp       gzip            1048576         5,18,22
       pa3ebv          gzip            1048576         5,18,22
       drinkel         gzip            1048576         5,6,18,20,22,0,2
       manhole         compress        1048576         5,18,22
       owl             compress        1048576

   This defines seven UUCP sites.  The first four use gzip compression and
   the last three use compress.  The first six use a batch size of 1MB,
   and the last site (able) uses the default of 500,000 bytes.  The
   zoetermeer, hoofddorp, pa3ebv, and manhole sites will only have batches
   generated for them during the hours of 05:00, 18:00, and 22:00, and the
   drinkel site will only have batches generated during those hours and
   20:00, 00:00, and 02:00.  There are no restrictions on when batches
   will be generated for owl or able.


       Configuration file specifying a list of sites to be processed.


   The usual flags used for a UUCP feed in the newsfeeds file are


   innd(8), newsfeeds(5), uucp(8)


   This program was originally written by Edvard Tuinder <> and
   then maintained and extended by Miquel van Smoorenburg
   <>.  Marco d'Itri <> cleaned up the code
   for inclusion in INN.  This manual page was written by Mark Brown


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