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Re: First time - this better work

Article: 8869 of alt.hackers
From: (Geoff Winkless)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Re: First time - this better work
Date: 17 Oct 1995 15:31:16 GMT
Organization: The University of York, UK
Lines: 21
Approved: yeah, I guess...
Distribution: world
Message-ID: 460i84$
X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2]
Status: RO wrote:

: I'm not a tin user but most newsreaders


: will do the trick. Of course telnet is great for finding out whether
they'll let
: you in or not..

Yep, as a tin user I can confirm it works.

OBHack: setting up a script that makes it so I can just type

tin n

if I want to run the local newsserver, and tin h newservername for another...

The clever part is that it automatically worked out a name to use for the
.newsrc file by sedding around with the newsserver name...


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