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NNTPGET(1)							    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 articles are sent to standard output.

       The ``-o'' flag may be used only if the command is executed on the host
       where the innd(8) server is running.  If this  flag  is	used,  nntpget
       connects	 to the specified remote host to retrieve articles.  Any arti‐
       cle not present in the local history database is then fetched from  the
       remote site and offered to the local server.

       If  the ``-v'' flag is used with the ``-o'' flag then each the Message-
       ID of each article will be sent to standard output as it is processed.

       The list of article Message-ID's is normally read from standard	input.
       If  the	``-f''	flag  is  used,	 then a ``newnews'' command is used to
       retrieve all articles newer then the modification date of the specified
       file.   The  ``-u''  flag  is the same except that if the transfer suc‐
       ceeded, the file will be updated with a statistics line, modifying  its
       timestamp  so  that it can be used in later invocations.	 If the ``-t''
       flag is used, then the specified timestring is used  as	the  time  and
       date parameter to the ``newnews'' command.

       If either the ``-t'' or ``-f'' flags are used, then the ``-n'' flag may
       be used to specify a newsgroup list and the ``-d'' flag may be used  to
       specify	a distribution list.  The default is ``*'' for all newsgroups,
       and no distribution list.

       Truncates articles at 512 lines.

       Written by Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for  InterNetNews.   This  is
       revision 1.8, dated 1993/03/18.



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