NNTPGET(1)                  General Commands Manual                 NNTPGET(1)

       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 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

       -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-

       -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.

       Written by Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for  InterNetNews.   This  is
       revision 5909, dated 2002-12-03.



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