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       nntplist - obtain newsgroup list and other information from an NNTP server


       nntplist [-x WildSpec] [-o OutputFile] [type]


       nntplist provides a convenient interface to the 'LIST' command of an NNTP server, allowing
       the downloading of information such as lists of newsgroups.  It is in fact mostly intended
       to  be  used  internally  by  various  shell  scripts which are in turn used by the trn(1)


       -x WildSpec
              This option allows a wildcard specification to be passed to the server to limit the
              amount of information produced.

       -o OutputFile
              This  option specifies an output file into which the data from the server is saved.
              If this option is not given, the default is to write the data to standard output.

       type   This specifies the type of information to be obtained from the server.  It  can  be
              any of the LIST command arguments your server accepts.  If type is not specified it
              defaults to ACTIVE.


       nntplist -x 'alt.*'

              This lists all the alt. newsgroups your newsserver currently handles (ie  those  in
              its active file).


       Stan Barber was the original author of nntplist.

       Peter Maydell <> wrote this manual page.


       newsgroups(1), trn(1)