cvtbatch - convert Usenet batch file to INN format

     cvtbatch [ -w items ]

     Cvtbatch reads standard input as a series of lines, converts  each  line,
     and  writes  it  to  standard  output.   It  is  used  to  convert simple
     batchfiles that contain just the article  name  to  INN  batchfiles  that
     contain additional information about each article.

     Each line is taken as the pathname to a Usenet article.  If it is not  an
     absolute   pathname,  it  is  taken  relative  to  the  spool  directory,
     <config$_PATH_SPOOL>.  (typically /var/news/spool/articles.)   (Only  the
     first  word  of  each  line  is  parsed; anything following whitespace is


     -w   The ``-w'' flag specifies how each output line  should  be  written.
          The  items  for this flag should be chosen from the ``W'' flag items
          as specified in newsfeeds(5) .  They may be chosen from the following
                    b       Size of article in bytes
                    f       full pathname of article
                    m       article message-id
                    n       relative pathname of article

     If the input  file  consists  of  a  series  of  Message-ID's,  then  use
     grephistory(1)  with the ``-s'' flag piped into cvtbatch.

     Written by Rich $alz  <>  for  InterNetNews.   This  is
     revision 1.4, dated 1996/10/29.

     grephistory(1)  newsfeeds(5) .

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