cvtbatch - convert Usenet batch file to INN format
cvtbatch [ -w items ]
Cvtbatch reads standard input as a sequence 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 a storage API token indicating a Usenet article.
(Only the first word of each line is parsed; anything following whites-
pace is ignored. Lines not starting with a valid token are also
If the input file consists of a series of Message-IDâs, then use
grephistory(1) with the âââ-sââ flag piped into cvtbatch.
-w The âââ-wââ flag specifies how each output line should be writ-
ten. The items for this flag should be chosen from the ââWââ
flag items as specified in newsfeeds(5). They may be chosen
from the following set:
b Size of article in bytes
f full pathname of article
m article message-id
n relative pathname of article
Written by Rich $alz <firstname.lastname@example.org> for InterNetNews. This is
revision 1.6, dated 2002/12/03.
grephistory(1), inn.conf(5), newsfeeds(5).
Man(1) output converted with