post_faq - automatic FAQ poster
The purpose of this package is to handle the posting of periodic
informational postings to the USENET. It is written in Perl, and is
known to work with Perl version 4.036 (it may or may not work with
earlier versions of Perl).
Your distribution should contain the following files:
README This file.
Makefile.base The base Makefile for the package. It is configured
(see below) by a script which produces a Makefile.
config.awk The script used to configure Makefile.base and other
config.dat.in The template configuration file, which you should copy
and edit to do local configuration. See below.
The pre-configured main script.
The pre-configured man page for the post_faq.pl
faqfile.pl A Perl library used by post_faq.pl.
config.sample A sample post_faq.pl configuration file (see the man
page for documentation of the configuration file
PATCHLEVEL A file containing the current patch level of the
To configure the program for your site, copy the file "config.dat.in"
into config.dat (or type "make -f Makefile.base config.dat") and then
edit it so that all of the defaults are correct for your site. Then,
type "make -f Makefile.base Makefile" to build the Makefile, "make" to
build the script and man page, and "make install" to install.
The man page provides pretty thorough documentation of the program and
its options. You might want to read or scan it before trying to edit
config.dat, because it provides background information that you may
need in order to decide what the appropriate settings are for you.
The most recent version of this program is available via anonymous ftp
to rtfm.mit.edu, in /pub/post_faq, or via mail to
email@example.com (send a message with "help" in the body for
Please report problems to firstname.lastname@example.org.
$Id: README,v 1.7 1994/01/25 19:44:22 jik Exp $