nntpget



NNTPGET(1)                                                          NNTPGET(1)




NAME

       nntpget - get Usenet articles from a remote NNTP server


SYNOPSIS

       nntpget  [  -d dist ] [ -f file ] [ -n newsgroups ] [ -t timestring ] [
       -o ] [ -u file ] [ -v ] host


DESCRIPTION

       Nntpget connects to the NNTP server at the specified host and retrieves
       articles  from  it.  The  Message-ID’s of the desired articles are read
       from standard input. The articles are sent to standard output.


OPTIONS

       -o     The ‘‘-o’’ option may be used only if the command is executed on
              the host where the innd(8) server is running.  If this option is
              used, nntpget connects to the specified remote host to  retrieve
              articles.  Any article not present in the local history database
              is then fetched from the remote site and offered  to  the  local
              server.

       -v     If  the  ‘‘-v’’  option  is used with the ‘‘-o’’ option then the
              Message-ID of each article will be sent to standard output as it
              is processed.

       -f     The  list of article Message-ID’s is normally read from standard
              input.  If the ‘‘-f’’ option is used, then a ‘‘newnews’’ command
              is  used  to  retrieve  all articles newer then the modification
              date of the specified file.

       -u     The ‘‘-u’’ option is like ‘‘-f’’ except  that  if  the  transfer
              succeedes, the file will be updated with a statistics line, mod-
              ifying its timestamp so that it can be  used  in  later  invoca-
              tions.

       -t     If  the  ‘‘-t’’ option is used, then the specified timestring is
              used as the time and date parameter to the ‘‘newnews’’  command.

       -n     If either the ‘‘-u’’ or ‘‘-f’’ options are used, then the ‘‘-n’’
              option may be used to specify a newsgroup list. The  default  is
              ‘‘*’’.

       -d     The  ‘‘-d’’  option  may  be used to specify a distribution list
              when using the ‘‘-u’’ or ‘‘-f’’ options.  The default is no dis-
              tribution list.


HISTORY

       Written  by  Rich  $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews.  This is
       revision 1.3, dated 2002/12/03.


SEE ALSO

       innd(8).



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