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Short:Post binary files with NewsRog
Author:duncan at hiarchive.f9.co.uk (Duncan Taylor)
Uploader:duncan hiarchive f9 co uk (Duncan Taylor)
Type:comm/news
Version:1.2
Requires:NewsRog (Version 1.8b), rexxreqtools.library, Base64 Encoder, File Splitter (Optional)
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:2001-07-28
Download:http://aminet.net/comm/news/binbatchpost.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/comm/news/binbatchpost.readme
Downloads:1317
Binary Batch Post

This in an ARexx script to automatically create news posts containing binary
files which can then be posted using NewsRog.

Requirements:

NewsRog (Version 1.8b)
rexxreqtools.library (/util/rexx/RexxReqTools.lha)
Base64 Encoder - the script is currently configured to use Base64Encode
(/comm/mail/Base64Coders.lha)
File Spliter (Optional) - A file splitting utility is required for Multi Part
posts. The script is configured to use MrSPLIT (/util/cli/MrSPLIT.lha)

It is also necessary to configure a few of NewsRog's settings. Details of
theses are contained in the ARexx script - open it with a text viewer.
A few paths also need configuring in the script.


Features:
This script is primarily designed for posting Jpeg images to binary newsgroups,
and so the default MIME setting used in the header in Image/Jpeg. There is,
however, an option to enter alternate MIME file types should you wish to post
other types of files.
It will scan the list of subscribed newsgroups and select the binaries groups
as options to post to (again with an option to enter an alternate group name -
but you should only be posting binary files to binary groups anyway). If you
subscribe to a large number of binary groups, and their names can't all be
fitted across your screen, then there will be layout problems with the
requester. This is a "feature" of the RexxReqTools library...

It should be noted that file name which contain ( or ) characters are rejected
when posting Multi Part files - the List command used to determine the split
part file names doesn't recognise file names which contain those characters. 

The script will automatically add the filename and size to the subject, and the
filename, file number and total number of files posted in this batch to the
message body, along with your signature and any other text you specify.

The script can of course be used to post a single file rather than several at
once.

There is also an option to post Contact Sheets (Thumbnail Indexes) for images
as well.

HISTORY

V 1.2 Added ability to cross post to upto 2 newsgroups. (Binaries shouldn't
      really be cross posted to lots of newsgroups - 2 ought to be sufficient).
      Added support for posting Multi Part posts.

V 1.1 Corrected error in setting user-specified MIME type.

V 1.0 First Public release


Contents of comm/news/binbatchpost.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                 5086   20380  25.0% -lh5- 7ca7 Jul 24  2001 binarybatchpost.rexx
[generic]                 1232    2607  47.3% -lh5- 7ee2 Jul 24  2001 binbatchpost.readme
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         2 files    6318   22987  27.5%            Jul 28  2001

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