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GREPHISTORY(1)						      General Commands Manual						    GREPHISTORY(1)

NAME
grephistory - display file names from Usenet history file
SYNOPSIS
grephistory [ -e ] [ -f filename ] [ -h ] [ -i ] [ -l ] [ -n ] [ -q ] [ -s ] [ -t ] [ messageid ]
DESCRIPTION
Grephistory queries the dbz(3) index into the history(5) file for an article having a specified Message-ID or hash key of Message-ID. If messageid cannot be found in the database, the program prints ``Not found'' and exits with a non-zero status. If messageid is in the database, the program prints the token of the article and exits successfully.
OPTIONS
-e If the ``-e'' flag is used, then grephistory will only print the filename of the token of an existing article. -f To specify a different value for the history file and database, use the ``-f'' flag. -h If the ``-h'' flag is used then the hash of the Message-ID will be printed regardless of its existense. -i If the ``-i'' flag is used, then grephistory will read a list of Message-ID's on standard input, one per line. Leading and trailing whitespace is ignored, as are any malformed lines. It will print on standard output those Message-ID's which are not found in the history database. This flag is used in processing ``ihave'' control messages. -l If the ``-l'' flag is used then the entire line from the history file will be displayed. -n If no pathname exists, the program will print ``/dev/null'' and exit successfully. This can happen when an article has been can- celed, or if it has been expired but its history is still retained. This is default behavior, which can be obtained by using the ``-n'' flag. -q If the ``-q'' flag is used, then no message is displayed. The program will still exit with the appropriate exit status. -s If the ``-s'' flag is used, then grephistory will read a similar list from its standard input. It will print on standard output a list of filenames for each article that is still available. This flag is used in processing ``sendme'' control messages. -t If the ``-t'' flag is used, then only the offset into the history text file is printed.
HISTORY
Written by Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews. This is revision 1.6.2.1, dated 2000/08/17.
SEE ALSO
dbz(3), history(5), inn.conf(5). GREPHISTORY(1)

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