Provided by: cnews_cr.g7-39_i386
recenews, recpnews - receive mailed news
bdecode - decode encoded mailed news
/usr/lib/news/input/bdecode [ file ]
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.
bencode(1), mail(1), newsdb(5), newsbatch(8CN), rnews(8CN)
Written at U of Toronto by Henry Spencer, with contributions by Geoff
Collyer. Bdecode written at University of Waterloo by Reg Quinton and
28 Aug 1994 NEWSMAIL(8cn)