snfetch will wait only
timeout seconds (default 180) for data before giving up, if the server doesnt
Output in news batch format instead. All articles will take the
#! rnews form only, even if there is just one article, all lines end in
bare linefeed, and dot-unquoting is performed.
Employ a command pipeline of depth
depth. NNTP command pipelining is not officially sanctioned, so by default
no pipeline is used. However, a pipeline with a
depth greater than 0 will substantally reduce transaction latency
if the server accepts it. A respectable value for
depth might be between 1 and 5.
snfetch takes the name of a single newsgroup on its command line. If serial is given, this is taken to be the first article number on group on the server to fetch. If max is specified, this is taken to be the maximum number of articles to fetch. The first article retrieved may be after serial if max would be violated. If max is not specified, there is no limit.
SNROOT If this is set and is not empty, the value is used in place of /var/spool/news, the default news spool directory.
/var/spool/news/newsgroup/.serial If serial is not specified, the starting serial number is taken from the file /var/spool/news/newsgroup/.serial. This defaults to 0 if the file cant be read.
/var/spool/news/newsgroup/.serial.tmp If snfetch exits with success (0), the new serial is written into this file. The original file /var/spool/news/newsgroup/.serial is readonly by snfetch.
/var/spool/news/newsgroup/.max If max is not specified on the command line, max is read from this file. If the file cannot be read or does not exist, there is no limit.
snfetch exits 1 on usage error, 2 on system failure, 3 on protocol error, 4 on read timeout, and 0 on success.
|N.B.||SNFETCH,V0.3.8 (8)||Harold Tay|