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NAME

       newsrequeue - tool to rewrite batchfiles.

SYNOPSIS

       newsrequeue [ -a active ] [ -h history ] [ -d days ] [ -l ] [ -n newsfeeds ] [ input ]

DESCRIPTION

       Newsrequeue  can  be  used to rewrite batchfiles after a system crash.  It operates in two
       modes.  In the first mode, it first  reads  the  active  (5)  and  newsfeeds(5)  files  to
       determine where the different newsgroups are to be distributed.  It then opens the history
       database.  Once the files are opened, newsrequeue reads from the specified input file,  or
       standard  input  if  no  file  is  specified.   Each line should have a single Message-ID,
       surrounded in angle brackets; any other text on the line is  ignored.   For  example,  the
       history  file  (or  trailing subset of it) is acceptable input to the program operating in
       this mode.

       Newsrequeue uses the first two fields of  the  newsfeed  entry  —  the  sitename  and  the
       excludes  field,  and  the patterns and distribs field.  It ignores all flags in the third
       field except for the ``N'' field, and also ignores the fourth field altogether.

       The output of newsrequeue consists of one line for each article that should be  forwarded.
       Each  such  line  contains the Message-ID, the filename, and the list of sites that should
       receive the article.  The output is suitable for piping into filechan(8).

       The second mode is used if the ``-l'' flag is given.  In this  mode,  it  reads  from  the
       specified  input  file,  or standard input if no file is specified.  Each line should look
       like an innd log entry.  It parses entries for accepted articles, looks up the  Message-ID
       in the history database to get the filename, and then scans the list of sites.

OPTIONS

       -a     To specify alternate locations for the active file, use the ``-a'' flag.

       -n     Use the ``-n'' flag to specify an alternate location for the newsfeeds(8) file.

       -h     Use the ``-h'' flag to specify a different location for the history database,

       -d     If  the  ``-d''  flag  is  used,  then  only articles that were received within the
              specified number of days will be processed.

       -l     Read innd type log entries instead of a history-file like entries.

HISTORY

       Written by Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews.  This is revision  1.2,  dated
       1996/10/29.

SEE ALSO

       active(5),   ctlinnd(8),   dbz(3),   filechan(8),   history(5),   innd(8),   newsfeeds(5),
       makeactive(8), makehistory(8).

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