Provided by: sn_0.3.8-12_amd64 bug


       snscan - display information on articles in the spool
       sncat - display articles in the spool
       sncancel - cancel articles in the spool


       snscan [options] articlespec...
       sncat [options] articlespec...
       sncancel [options] articlespec...
       options: [-n] [-s since] [-o outputfile]


       snscan displays information on all articles specified by articlespec, in the form
              newsgroup serial id
              on  a  line,  one line per article matched.  This output is suitable for feeding to

       sncat  displays the articles specified by articlespec.

              marks articles specified by articlespec as canceled, so they become unavailable  to
              sn programs.


       articlespec defines a broad pattern for articles.  It takes two mutually exclusive forms.

       Specify by newsgroup and serial number
              Here articlespec is
              where each range is
              (where toserial is greater than serial).  If toserial is omitted, then all articles
              after serial are matched.  If both serial and toserial are  empty,  then  only  the
              first and last articles are matched.

       Specify by articles message ID
              Here articlespec is -i id...
              where each id is a message ID, angle brackets optional.


       -n     This  option  weeds  out  articles that are aliases.  If an article is crossposted,
              there will be an original copy, the others will be  aliases  to  it.   This  option
              prevents information being displayed if it is not from the original copy.

              This  option  weeds  out articles that were obtained before since.  since is in the
              format year/month/day[:hour:minute] where each is a number.  year may  be  2  or  4
              digits, and / and : can be any non-digit character.

              Write  output to outputfile instead of descriptor 1.  Sometimes you just don't feel
              like using the shell.


       sncancel linux.lemmings:12
              Cancel article 12 from linux.lemmings.

       snscan linux.lemmings:4,12-
              Display information on article 4, and also articles 12 to the most recent  article,
              from linux.lemmings.

       sncat -n -s 1998/4/1 linux.lemmings
              Display  all  articles  that  are not aliases, and which were entered after April 1
              1998, from linux.lemmings.

       snscan -i '123@myhost'
              Display information on the article whose ID is <123@myhost>, in whichever newsgroup
              it is found.


       Each articlespec or id on the command line refers to articles in the news spool located in


       SNROOT If this is set and is not empty, the value is used in place of  /var/spool/sn,  the
              default news spool directory.


       snscan exits 0 on success, 1 on usage error, 2 on system error, and 3 on other errors.  It
       is not an error to specify an article that does not exist, or  which  does  not  meet  the
       since criterion.