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NAME

       nngrab - news retrieval by keyword (nn)

SYNOPSIS

       nngrab [ -c ] keyword

DESCRIPTION

       nngrab  invokes  nn  on all USENET articles whose subject (or keyword) field(s) contain an
       instance of keyword.  nngrab is a fast equivalent for:
            nn -mxX -s/keyword all

       For example,
            nngrab tesla
       will retrieve items concerning Nikola Tesla.

       Keyword case is ignored unless  -c  is  specified,  and  the  keyword  can  be  a  regular
       expressions (escaped to avoid conflicts with the shell).  For example,
            nngrab "n.*tesla"

       The  range  of  search  includes  all  newsgroups  on the system, including ones which are
       unsubscribed.

FILES

       $db/subjects   subject database

SEE ALSO

       nn(1), nnspew(8), egrep(1)

NOTES

       nngrab can be much faster than the equivalent command shown above, if  the  tertiary  news
       subject  database  generated  by  the  nnspew(8)  daemon  exists.   To  enable  the faster
       operation, nnspew must be executed regularly by cron.

       nngrab uses egrep(1) to scan the subject database, so if you are not  running  fast  egrep
       (GNU-style) this is all for naught.

       nngrab  will  use a subject database generated by nnspew independent of its age.  Thus, if
       you stop running nnspew, remember to remove the subjects file as well.

BUGS

       Under version 6.4 onwards, search of the "Keywords:" field is not supported.
       Search on name is not possible either.

AUTHOR

       James A. Woods, NASA Ames Research Center
       E-mail: jaw@ames.arc.nasa.gov