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       slrnpull	- Pull a small newsfeed	for offline reading.

       slrnpull	   [-d spooldir]    [-h	server]	   [--debug file]   [--expire]
       [--fetch-score n] [--help] [--kill-log file] [--kill-score  n]  [--log-
       file file]   [--marked-bodies]	[--new-groups]	 [--no-post]  [--post]
       [--post-only] [--rebuild] [--version]

       slrnpull	pulls a	small newsfeed from an NNTP server.  It	puts the arti-
       cles  into  a spool directory from which	slrn can later read them, even
       if the server is	unreachable at that time.  Typically, this  is	useful
       if you do not have a permanent network connection.

       The  following  options can be used when	calling	slrnpull from the com-
       mand line.

       -d spooldir
	      Set slrnpull's root directory for	this run to spooldir, overrid-
	      ing the $SLRNPULL_ROOT environment variable.

       -h host[:port]
	      Connect  to  the NNTP server on host, overriding the $NNTPSERVER
	      environment variable.  If	no port	is  given,  the	 default  NNTP
	      port (119) will be used.

       --debug file
	      Write  dialogue  with  the  server and some additional debugging
	      output to	file.

	      Expire (remove) old messages from	the spool, but	do  not	 fetch

       --fetch-score n
	      Fetch  article  bodies  with a score of at least n automatically
	      (in true offline mode, the default is to fetch only bodies  that
	      were explicitly marked by	the user).

       --help Show help	for command line switches.

       --kill-log file
	      Keep  a log of all articles that were killed by the scorefile in
	      file.  By	default, no such logfile is created.

       --kill-score n
	      Kill all articles	with a score below n.  The default  value  for
	      this is 0.

       --logfile file
	      Log  the	messages and errors that slrnpull prints to the	screen
	      to file.	By default, they get written to	the file log in	 slrn-
	      pull's root directory.

	      Only fetch bodies	that were marked for download within slrn.

	      Check  for  new groups, appending	them to	the file new.groups in
	      the data directory.

	      Do not post any articles to the server.

       --post Obsolete version of --post-only.

	      Post outgoing articles, but do not fetch news.

	      Like --expire, but also rebuild the overview information.	 To be
	      used when	the overview information is damaged.

	      Print the	version	number.

       slrnpull	reads the following environment	variables.  Note that they can
       be overridden by	command	line switches.

	      You can use this variable	to tell	slrnpull which NNTP server  to
	      connect to.  It can be overridden	by the command line option -h.

	      Defines  the directory where slrnpull will look for its configu-
	      ration files and spool the articles.  An	absolute  filename  is
	      needed here.  This can be	overriden by the option	-d.

	      If  the  server requires authentication, this file needs to con-
	      tain the data (username in the first line, password in the  sec-
	      ond).  Be	careful	not to make this file world-readable!

	      The default file to log status and error messages	to.

	      If  you want slrnpull to apply scoring rules to decide which ar-
	      ticles to	download, put them into	this file.

	      The main configuration file.  It tells slrnpull how  many	 arti-
	      cles to get from which groups and	when to	expire them.

       The  documentation  that	 comes	with  slrnpull,	 especially README and
       SETUP. The FAQ of slrn also answers some	questions about	slrnpull.

       You  might  also	 want  to  look	 at   slrn's   official	  home	 page,  or	 post  to	if you
       have a question not covered by existing documentation.

       The latest version of slrnpull is part of the  slrn  package  available

       John E. Davis <>

       Please  send  any bug reports to	the current maintainer,	Thomas Schultz

Unix				September 2004			   slrnpull(1)


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