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
-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-
Written by Rich $alz <email@example.com> for InterNetNews. This is
revision 5909, dated 2002-12-03.