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ARCHIVE(8)		  InterNetNews Documentation		    ARCHIVE(8)

       archive - Usenet	article	archiver

       archive [-cfr] [-a archive] [-i index] [-p pattern] [input]

       archive makes copies of files specified on its standard input.  It is
       normally	run either as a	channel	feed under innd	or by a	script before
       news.daily is run.

       archive reads the named input file, or standard input if	no file	is
       given.  The input is taken as a sequence	of lines; blank	lines and
       lines starting with a number sign ("#") are ignored.  All other lines
       should specify the token	of an article to archive.  Every article is
       retrieved from a	token, and the Xref: header is used to determine the
       target file in the archive directory.  You can limit the	targets	taken
       from the	Xref: header with the -p option.

       Files are copied	to a directory within the archive directory,
       patharchive in inn.conf (or some	other directory	given with -a).	 The
       default is to create a hierarchy	that mimics a traditional news spool
       storage of the given articles; intermediate directories will be created
       as needed.  For example,	if the input token represents article 2211 in
       the newsgroup comp.sources.unix,	archive	will by	default	store the
       article as:


       in the archive area.  This can be modified with the -c and -f options.

       -a archive
	   If the -a flag is given, its	argument specifies the root of the
	   archive area, instead of patharchive	in inn.conf.

       -c  If the -c flag is given, directory names will be flattened as
	   described under the -f option.  Then, additionally, all posts will
	   be concatenated into	a single file, appending to that file if it
	   already exists.  The	file name will be "YYYYMM", formed from	the
	   current time	when archive is	run.  In other words, if given an
	   article in comp.sources.unix	on December 14th, 1998,	the article
	   would be appended to	the file:


	   in the archive area.

	   Articles will be separated by a line	containing only	"-----------".

       -f  If the -f flag is used, directory names will	be flattened,
	   replacing the slashes with the periods.  In other words, article
	   2211	in comp.sources.unix will be written to:


	   in the archive area.

       -i index
	   If the -i flag is used, archive will	append one line	to the file
	   index for each article that it archives.  This line will contain
	   the destination file	name, the Message-ID: header, and the Subject:
	   header of the message, separated by spaces.	If either header is
	   missing (normally not possible if the article was accepted by
	   innd), it will be replaced by "<none>".  The	headers	will be
	   transformed using the same rules as are used	to generate overview
	   data	(unfolded and then with	tabs, CR, and LF replaced by spaces).

       -p pattern
	   Limits the targets taken from the Xref: header to the groups
	   specified in	pattern.  pattern is a uwildmat(3) pattern matching
	   newsgroups that you wish to have archive handle.

       -r  By default, archive sets its	standard error to pathlog/errlog.  To
	   suppress this redirection, use the -r flag.

       If the input is exhausted, archive will exit with a zero	status.	 If an
       I/O error occurs, it will try to	spool its input, copying it to a file.
       If there	was no input filename, the standard input will be copied to
       pathoutgoing/archive and	the program will exit.	If an input filename
       was given, a temporary file named input.bch (if input is	an absolute
       pathname) or pathoutgoing/input.bch (if the filename does not begin
       with a slash) is	created.  Once the input is copied, archive will try
       to rename this temporary	file to	be the name of the input file, and
       then exit.

       A typical newsfeeds(5) entry to archive most source newsgroups is as

	       :<pathbin>/archive -f -i	<patharchive>/INDEX

       Replace <pathbin> and <patharchive> with	the appropriate	paths.

       Written by Rich $alz <> for InterNetNews.  Converted
       to POD by Russ Allbery <>.

       $Id: archive.pod	9767 2014-12-07	21:13:43Z iulius $

       inn.conf(5), newsfeeds(5).

INN 2.6.1			  2015-09-12			    ARCHIVE(8)


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