|-a archive||If the -a flag is given, its argument specifies the root of the archive area, instead of patharchive in inn.conf.|
If the -c flag is given, directory names will be flattened as described
under the -f option. Then, additionally, all posts will be
concatenated into a single file, appending to that file if it already
exists. The file name will be YYYYMM, formed from the current time when
archive is run. In other words, if given an article in
comp.sources.unix on December 14th, 1998, the article would be appended to
in the archive area.
Articles will be separated by a line containing only -----------.
If the -f flag is used, directory names will be flattened, replacing
the slashes with the periods. In other words, article 2211 in
comp.sources.unix will be written to:
in the archive area.
|-i index||If the -i flag is used, archive will append one line to the file index for each article that it archives. This line will contain the destination file name, the Message-ID: header, and the Subject: header of the message, separated by spaces. If either header is missing (normally not possible if the article was accepted by innd), it will be replaced by <none>. The headers will be transformed using the same rules as are used to generate overview data (unfolded and then with tabs, CR, and LF replaced by spaces).|
|-p pattern||Limits the targets taken from the Xref: header to the groups specified in pattern. pattern is a uwildmat(3) pattern matching newsgroups that you wish to have archive handle.|
|-r||By default, archive sets its standard error to pathlog/errlog. To suppress this redirection, use the -r flag.|
If the input is exhausted, archive will exit with a zero status. If an I/O error occurs, it will try to spool its input, copying it to a file. If there was no input filename, the standard input will be copied to pathoutgoing/archive and the program will exit. If an input filename was given, a temporary file named input.bch (if input is an absolute pathname) or pathoutgoing/input.bch (if the filename does not begin with a slash) is created. Once the input is copied, archive will try to rename this temporary file to be the name of the input file, and then exit.
A typical newsfeeds(5) entry to archive most source newsgroups is as follows:
source-archive!\ :!*,*sources*,!*wanted*,!*.d\ :Tc,Wn\ :<pathbin>/archive -f -i <patharchive>/INDEX
Replace <pathbin> and <patharchive> with the appropriate paths.
Written by Rich $alz <email@example.com> for InterNetNews. Converted to POD by Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
$Id: archive.pod 9767 2014-12-07 21:13:43Z iulius $
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