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GETLIST(1)									       GETLIST(1)

       getlist - get a list from an NNTP server

       getlist [ -h host ] [ list [ pattern [ types ] ] ]

       The getlist program obtains a list from an NNTP server and sends it to standard output.

       The  list  may be one of active, active.times, distributions, or newsgroups.  These values
       request the active(5), active.times, <pathetc in inn.conf>/distributions.  or  <pathdb  in
       inn.conf>/newsgroups files, respectively.

       -h     If  the  ``-h'' flag is used, then the program connects to the server on the speci-
	      fied host.  The default is to connect to the server specified  in  the  inn.conf(5)

       If  the	list  parameter  is  active, then the pattern and types parameters may be used to
       limit the output.  When pattern is used, only active lines with groups that match  accord-
       ing  to	wildmat(3)  are printed.  When types is also given, only active lines that have a
       fourth field starting with a character found in types are printed.

       For example, the following command will obtain the one-line descriptions of all newsgroups
       found on UUNET:
	      getlist -h news.uu.net newsgroups

       The  following  line lists all groups where local postings are permitted, are moderated or
	      getlist active '*' ym=

       Note that the listing files other than the active file is a common extension to	the  NNTP
       protocol and may not be available on all servers.

       Written by Landon Curt Noll <chongo@toad.com> for InterNetNews.

       active(5), inn.conf(5), nnrpd(8), wildmat(3).

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