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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  ``-w''  flag  specifies  how  each  output  line  should be
              written.  The items for this flag  should  be  chosen  from  the
              ``W''  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-ID's,  then  use
       grephistory(1) with the ``-s'' flag piped into cvtbatch.


       Written  by  Rich  $alz <> for InterNetNews.  This is
       revision 1.4, dated 1996/10/29.


       grephistory(1) newsfeeds(5).