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 server.

     -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

     -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 the same except that if the transfer succeeded,
          the  file  will  be  updated  with  a statistics line, modifying its
          timestamp so that it can be used in later invocations.

     -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 ``-t'' 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 ``-t'' or ``-f'' options.  The default is no distribution

     Written by Rich $alz  <rsalz@uunet.uu.net>  for  InterNetNews.   This  is
     revision 1.10, dated 1996/10/29.

     innd(8) .

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