get-news - Debian Suck front end
[ sitename ] [ -h
] [ -outgoingfile
filename ] [
userid ] [ -password
password ] [ -noauth
port ] [ -server
sitename ] [ -q
] [ -postonly
] [ -timestamp
] [ -verbose
The name of the site get-news should connect. If this parameter is specified, it
will be used for multiple purposes, setting:
- the DNS name of the NNTP host which get-news will connect to download and
- the suffix for some configuration files get-news will use (sucknewsrc,
- the news feed name (name of the file in /var/spool/news/outgoing which
contain list of the articles to be send)
For example, running the command get-news news.provider.site causes the script
to contact news.provider.site, send messages listed in
/var/spool/news/outgoing/news.provider.site (according to the feed of this
name defined in /etc/news/newsfeeds) and use
/etc/suck/sucknewsrc.news.provider.site as list of newsgroups,
/etc/suck/suckkillfile.news.provider.site as killfile and (in case -A or -AL
is specified in get-news.conf) suit newsgroup list to
When the sitename parameter is missing (like when get-news is run without
parameters), get-news uses parameters from get-news.conf (remoteserver to
specify the host, outgoingfile to specify the feed) and no-suffix
configuration files (sucknewsrc, active-ignore, suckkillfile).
This option tells get-news to use an alternate remote server outgoing articles
filename, instead of the default, the remote server name.
These two options let you specify a userid and password, if your NNTP server
This option tells get-news to not send userid and password, even if they are
specified in /etc/suck/get-news.conf.
This option let you specify a port number, if your NNTP server has a non
This option tells get-news to use sitename as your local NNTP server, instead of
the default, localhost.
Be quiet. Do not display the BPS and article count messages during download.
Multiple -q's makes get-news shut up
Only get new news, don't post anything outgoing.
Only post outgoing news, don't get anything.
-timestamp Add timestamps to the get-news.log and verbose output.
-verbose Give more messages about what get-news is doing. Specified multiple
times, debugging output is enabled.
Suck looks for a file get-news.conf
in /etc/suck to initialize some
defaults and set some options that are not available on the command line.
suck(1), testhost(1), rpost(1), lpost(1).