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slrnpull - Pull a small newsfeed for offline reading.
slrnpull [-d spooldir] [-h server] [--debug file] [--expire] [--fetch-
score n] [--help] [--kill-log file] [--kill-score n] [--logfile file]
[--marked-bodies] [--new-groups] [--no-post] [--post] [--post-only]
slrnpull pulls a small newsfeed from an NNTP server. It puts the arti-
cles into a spool directory from which slrn can later read them, even
if the server is unreachable at that time. Typically, this is useful
if you do not have a permanent network connection.
The following options can be used when calling slrnpull from the com-
Set slrnpull’s root directory for this run to spooldir, overrid-
ing the $SLRNPULL_ROOT environment variable.
Connect to the NNTP server on host, overriding the $NNTPSERVER
environment variable. If no port is given, the default NNTP
port (119) will be used.
Write dialogue with the server and some additional debugging
output to file.
Expire (remove) old messages from the spool, but do not fetch
Fetch article bodies with a score of at least n automatically
(in true offline mode, the default is to fetch only bodies that
were explicitly marked by the user).
--help Show help for command line switches.
Keep a log of all articles that were killed by the scorefile in
file. By default, no such logfile is created.
Kill all articles with a score below n. The default value for
this is 0.
Log the messages and errors that slrnpull prints to the screen
to file. By default, they get written to the file log in slrn-
pull’s root directory.
Only fetch bodies that were marked for download within slrn.
Check for new groups, appending them to the file new.groups in
the data directory.
Do not post any articles to the server.
--post Obsolete version of --post-only.
Post outgoing articles, but do not fetch news.
Like --expire, but also rebuild the overview information. To be
used when the overview information is damaged.
Print the version number.
slrnpull reads the following environment variables. Note that they can
be overridden by command line switches.
You can use this variable to tell slrnpull which NNTP server to
connect to. It can be overridden by the command line option -h.
Defines the directory where slrnpull will look for its configu-
ration files and spool the articles. An absolute filename is
needed here. This can be overriden by the option -d.
If the server requires authentication, this file needs to con-
tain the data (username in the first line, password in the sec-
ond). Be careful not to make this file world-readable!
The default file to log status and error messages to.
If you want slrnpull to apply scoring rules to decide which
articles to download, put them into this file.
The main configuration file. It tells slrnpull how many arti-
cles to get from which groups and when to expire them.
The documentation that comes with slrnpull, especially README and
SETUP. The FAQ of slrn also answers some questions about slrnpull.
You might also want to look at slrn’s official home page,
http://slrn.sourceforge.net/ or post to news.software.readers if you
have a question not covered by existing documentation.
The latest version of slrnpull is part of the slrn package available
John E. Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Please send any bug reports to the current maintainer, Thomas Schultz
Unix September 2004 slrnpull(1)
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