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cvtbatch - convert Usenet batch file to INN format
cvtbatch [ -w items ]
Cvtbatch reads standard input as a series of lines, converts each line,
and writes it to standard output. It is used to convert simple
batchfiles that contain just the article name to INN batchfiles that
contain additional information about each article.
Each line is taken as the pathname to a Usenet article. If it is not
an absolute pathname, it is taken relative to the spool directory,
/var/spool/news. (Only the first word of each line is parsed; anything
following whitespace is ignored.)
-w The âââ-wââ flag specifies how each output line should be
written. The items for this flag should be chosen from the
ââWââ flag items as specified in newsfeeds(5). They may be
chosen from the following set:
b Size of article in bytes
f full pathname of article
m article message-id
n relative pathname of article
If the input file consists of a series of Message-IDâs, then use
grephistory(1) with the âââ-sââ flag piped into cvtbatch.
Written by Rich $alz <email@example.com> for InterNetNews. This is
revision 1.4, dated 1996/10/29.