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 <email@example.com> for InterNetNews. This is
revision 1.10, dated 1996/10/29.
You can find a summary and links related to this topic
as part of the Mib Software Usenet RKT.