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       get-news - Debian Suck front end


       get-news  [  sitename  ]  [  -h  ] [ -outgoingfile filename ] [ -userid
       userid ] [ -password password ] [ -noauth ] [ -port port  ]  [  -server
       sitename  ] [ -q ] [ -getonly ] [ -postonly ] [ -timestamp ] [ -verbose


       The name of the site get-news should  connect.  If  this  parameter  is
       specified, it will be used for multiple purposes, setting:

        -  the  DNS  name  of  the  NNTP  host  which get-news will connect to
       download and upload articles

        -  the  suffix  for  some  configuration  files  get-news   will   use
       (sucknewsrc, active-ignore, suckkillfile)

        -  the  news  feed  name (name of the file in /var/spool/news/outgoing
       which contain list of the articles to be send)

       For example, running the command get-news causes the
       script   to   contact,  send  messages  listed  in
       /var/spool/news/outgoing/ (according to the  feed  of
       this     name     defined     in     /etc/news/newsfeeds)    and    use
       /etc/suck/   as   list   of    newsgroups,
       /etc/suck/  as  killfile and (in case -A
       or  -AL  is  specified  in  get-news.conf)  suit  newsgroup   list   to

       When  the  sitename  parameter  is  missing  (like when get-news is run
       without  parameters),  get-news  uses  parameters  from   get-news.conf
       (remoteserver  to  specify  the host, outgoingfile to specify the feed)
       and   no-suffix   configuration   files   (sucknewsrc,   active-ignore,

       -outgoingfile filename

       This  option  tells get-news to use an alternate remote server outgoing
       articles filename, instead of the default, the remote server name.

       -userid userid

       -password password

       These two options let you specify a userid and password, if  your  NNTP
       server requires them.


       This  option  tells  get-news  to not send userid and password, even if
       they are specified in /etc/suck/get-news.conf.

       -port port

       This option let you specify a port number, if your NNTP  server  has  a
       non standard one.

       -server sitename

       This  option  tells get-news to use sitename as your local NNTP server,
       instead of the default, localhost.


       Be quiet.  Do not display the BPS and  article  count  messages  during
       download.  Multiple -q’s makes get-news shut up


       Only get new news, don’t post anything outgoing.


       Only post outgoing news, don’t get anything.

       -timestamp Add timestamps to the get-news.log and verbose output.

       -verbose  Give  more  messages about what get-news is doing.  Specified
       multiple times, debugging output is enabled.


       Suck looks for a file get-news.conf in  /etc/suck  to  initialize  some
       defaults  and  set  some  options that are not available on the command


       suck(1), testhost(1), rpost(1), lpost(1).