Problem: I needed to post a few images to xs4all’s binary newsgroup server newszilla. Thunderbird didn't work, because the threshold for the server is very low, less than 400K.
Solution: there seems to be a lack of a fancy point-and-click Linux program that posts split binary files, but the command line solution is almost embarrassingly easy: (1) install yencee if you haven't got that (2) fill in
yenceerc.example and save it as
~./yenceerc (3) fire up a terminal in the folder that contains the files you want to post (or cd to it) and type something like:
yencee -z 300000 -s "my fascinating topic" -n alt.binaries.some.group *.jpg
These and other options are explained in full in the README and come summarized with the command
tar zxvf yencee*gz; cd yencee-[version]and as suggested in the INSTALL file
gcc -O2 -o ypack ypack.cand
ypacto a folder in your PATH (e.g.
/usr/local/bin, or better
~/binif that's in your PATH) 3. Newbie warning: yes, *.jpg will match all the files ending in .jpg in that folder - list names without the * if you don't want that.