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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for archive (redhat section 8)

ARCHIVE(8)			     System Manager's Manual			       ARCHIVE(8)

       archive - Usenet article archiver

       archive [ -a archive ] [ -c ] [ -f ] [ -i index ] [ -p newsgroups list ] [ -r ] [ input ]

       Archive	makes copies of files specified on its standard input.	It is normally run either
       as a channel feed under innd(8), or by a script before expire(8) is run.

       Archive reads the named input file, or standard input if no file is given.  The	input  is
       taken  as  a  set of lines.  Blank lines and lines starting with a number sign (``#'') are
       ignored.  All other lines should specify the token of an article to archive.  Every  arti-
       cle is retrieved from a token and the Xref: header is used to determine the target file in
       the archive directory.  You can limit the targets taken from the  Xref:	header	with  the
       ``-p'' option.

       Files  are  copied to a directory within the archive directory, <patharchive in inn.conf>.
       The default is to create a hierarchy that mimics the input files; intermediate directories
       will be created as needed.  For example, if the input token represents article 2211 in the
       newsgroup       comp.sources.unix,	 it	   will        be	 copied        to
       <patharchive in inn.conf>/comp/sources/unix/2211.)

       -a archive
	      If  the ``-a'' flag is used then its argument specifies the directory to archive in
	      instead of the default.

       -c     If the ``-c'' flag is used, then all directory names will be flattened out, replac-
	      ing the slashes with periods; and all posts will be concatenated into a single file
	      with the final component name being YYYYMM which means the local execution time  of
	      archive(8).   In	this  case,  on  December  14,	1998, the file would be copied to
	      <patharchive in inn.conf>/comp.sources.unix/199812.  Note: The ``-c'' flag  implies
	      the ``-f'' flag.

       -f     If the ``-f'' flag is used, then all directory names will be flattened out, replac-
	      ing the slashes  with  periods.	In  this  case,  the  file  would  be  copied  to
	      <patharchive in inn.conf>/comp.sources.unix/2211.

       -i     If  the  ``-i''  flag  is  used, then archive will append one line to the specified
	      index file for each article that it copies.  This line will contain the destination
	      name and the Message-ID and Subject headers.

       -p     Limits the targets taken from the Xref: header to the groups specified in the news-
	      groups list.  The newsgroups list is a comma separated  wildmat(3)  list	of  news-
	      groups you wish to have archive handle.

       -r     By  default,  archive  sets its standard error to <pathlog in inn.conf>/errlog.  To
	      suppress this redirection, use the ``-r'' flag.

       If the input is exhausted, archive will exit with a zero status.  If an I/O error occures,
       it will try to spool its input, copying it to a file.  If there was no input filename, the
       standard input will be copied to <pathoutgoing in inn.conf>/archive and the  program  will
       exit.   If  an  input filename was given, a temporary file named input.bch (if input is an
       absolute pathname) or <pathoutgoing in inn.conf>/input.bch (if the filename does not begin
       with  a slash) is created.  Once the input is copied, archive will try to rename this tem-
       porary file to be the name of the input file, and then exit.

       A typical newsfeeds(5) entry to archive most source newsgroups is as follows:

		   :<PREFIX specified with --prefix at configure>/archive -f -i \
		       <patharchive in inn.conf>/INDEX

       Written by Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews.   This  is  revision,
       dated 2000/08/17.

       inn.conf(5), newsfeeds(5).


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