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Manual Reference Pages  -  NEWSMAIL (8)

NAME

recenews, recpnews - receive mailed news
bdecode - decode encoded mailed news

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
See Also
History

SYNOPSIS

/usr/local/libexec/cnews/input/recenews
/usr/local/libexec/cnews/input/recpnews
/usr/local/libexec/cnews/input/bdecode [ file ]

DESCRIPTION

Sometimes it is necessary to transmit news via mail, to deal with network connections that have no notion of arbitrary file transfer or non-mail traffic. These programs handle reception of such traffic.

Recenews receives encoded news, decodes it, and feeds it to rnews (see rnews(8CN)). Recpnews does likewise for mail protected with ‘N’. Normally one should arrange that mail arriving at the mailbox ‘‘enews’’ is sent to recenews and likewise for ‘‘rnews’’ (the name is historical, for compatibility again) and recpnews.

Bdecode passes standard input, or the file if there is one, to standard output, decoding the bencode encoding and stripping off debris prepended and appended by mailers.

SEE ALSO

bencode(1), mail(1), newsdb(5), newsbatch(8CN), rnews(8CN)

HISTORY

Written at U of Toronto by Henry Spencer, with contributions by Geoff Collyer. Bdecode written at University of Waterloo by Reg Quinton and Ken Lalonde.
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