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nntpget - get Usenet articles from a remote NNTP server
nntpget [ -d dist ] [ -f file ] [ -n newsgroups ] [ -t timestring ] [ -o ] [ -u file ] [
-v ] host
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.
-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 speci-
fied remote host to retrieve articles. Any article not present in the local his-
tory 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 the same except that if the transfer succeeded, the file will
be updated with a statistics line, modifying its timestamp so that it can be used
in later invocations.
-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 ``-t'' 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 ``-t''
or ``-f'' options. The default is no distribution list.
Written by Rich $alz <firstname.lastname@example.org> for InterNetNews. This is revision 1.2, dated
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