FLAME(1)                                                 FLAME(1)


NAME
       flame -- reply to Usenet News posting automatically

SYNOPSIS
       flame [options] [filename]

DESCRIPTION
       Flame  is  a  AI  tool  providing  an automated method for
       replying to articles posted to Usenet News.  Special  care
       is  paid to allow the user to specify the type of reply he
       desires.  The following options are supported by flame:

       --     Take input from stdin.

       -x regexp
              Crosspost to all newsgroups matching regexp.

       -n number
              Post this reply number times.

       -b     Reply in BIFF MODE.

       -d     Delay response until original posting expires.

       -m     Misdirect to a random Author.

       -r     ROT13 quotes from original posting.

       -g regexp
              Reply to all messages in newsgroups  matching  reg-
              exp.

       -A     Call the Author Assh*le in 12 languages.

       -B     Bait the Author.

       -C     Accuse the Author of communist leanings.

       -D     Denigrate the Author.

       -E     Picks apart the Author's educational background.

       -F     Accuse the Author of fascist leanings.

       -G     Post using Greek insult module.

       -H     Accuse the Author of homophobic leanings.

       -I     Question the Author's intelligence.

       -J     Accuse the Author of purchasing Japanese imports.

       -K     Accuse  the  Author of working for the KGB, MOSSAD,
              CIA, or MI5 as appropriate.



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FLAME(1)                                                 FLAME(1)


       -L     Post using Latin insult module.

       -M     Insult the Author's mother.

       -N     Accuse the Author of Neo-Nazi leanings.

       -O     Quote obscure references proving falsehood  of  the
              posting.

       -P     Question the Author's parentage.

       -Q     Accuse the Author of deviant sexual practices.

       -R     Accuse the Author of racist leaning.

       -S     Accuse the Author of sexist leanings.

       -T     Accuse the Author of cross dressing.

       -U     State  that the Author just doesn't understand any-
              thing.

       -V     Pretend sympathy for Author's virgin sensibilities.

       -W     Accuse the Author of voting for George Bush.

       -X     Prepend  obscene  adjectives wherever syntactically
              correct.

       -Y     Accuse the Author of PLO membership.

       -Z     Accuse the Author of Zionist leanings.

ENVIRONMENT
       The environment variable FLAME_TYPE can be set to any com-
       bination  of the above parameters, and will be used as the
       default flame type to generate.

       The environment variable OBSCENE points to a file contain-
       ing  miscellaneous  obscene  adjectives  for the -X option
       above.

MACROS
       Macro Support will be added to the next release of  flame.

AUTHOR
       Unknown

FILES
       .lastflame
              This  file  contains the number of the last article
              flamed.  Used when flameing an entire newsgroup.





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FLAME(1)                                                 FLAME(1)


       .prefflame
              This file contains the user's preferred flames.

       .altflame
              This file contains alternate phrasing  of  some  of
              the more standard flames.  Used to keep the program
              from flaming itself.

SEE ALSO
       rn(1),   more(1),   newsrc(5),   readnews(1),    Pnews(1),
       Rnmail(1)

DIAGNOSTICS
       Self Documenting.

BUGS
       Occasionally,  flame  will turn on the user, and flame all
       outgoing postings.  When this happens, the best  thing  to
       do reinstall your news software and flame.






































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