SYNOPSISsnget [options] [news.group...]
options: [-d] [-h Bps] [-p nparallel] [-c depth] [-m max]
DESCRIPTIONsnget fetches articles for the news.groups on the command line (or all non-local newsgroups if none are specified) from their respective upstream feeds, and stores them in the news spool /var/spool/sn. If a newsgroup could not be fetched for, it may be attempted again. sngetd does the same, except it reads newsgroup names from /var/spool/sn/.fifo and does not exit. sngetd does not fork into the background.
snget does not guarantee to fetch the groups in the order specified on the command line. snget and sngetd will write errors and status messages to descriptor 2.
snget and sngetd are both scheduling wrappers that call /usr/sbin/SNHELLO, snfetch, and snstore. You must own /var/spool/sn or be root in order to run snget and sngetd.
Enable verbosity, may be specified multiple times. This option is
also propagated to
- -p nparallel
Attempt to fetch for
newsgroups at once. Default is 4, maximum is 8.
- -h Bps
Throttle the sum of bandwidth used by all
bytes per second. This option is used to prevent
from hogging the network. By default there is no throttling.
- -c depth
is passed to
as the depth of the command pipeline.
- -m max
The very first time contacting the news server, retrieve no more
articles per newsgroup, default is 200. This option is useful only
if there are unprimed newsgroups and has no effect otherwise. The
file in each newsgroup directory still applies (see
- -t timeout
This option is not documented because it is ignored and will
disappear in a future release. See
- Server Directories
These are the directories
which are symlinked from
If the latter isn't a (symlink to a) directory,
won't fetch for
If this file exists and contains a number, this is taken to be the
timeout in seconds in all dealings with
Default is 120 seconds.
If this program file exists, it is invoked instead of the default
when an NNTP connection is first made to
in order to read the greeting and upload posted articles. If
requires a username and password, you would copy the default here
and edit that information in.
read these files on behalf of
SIGNALSOther signals have default behaviour.
- If -h Bps was specified, Bps is halved, else is ignored.
is doubled, else is ignored.
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLESSee also /usr/sbin/SNHELLO for the list of environment variables exported by snget/sngetd.
If this is set and is not empty, the value is used in place of
the default news spool directory.
(if this server does not have a
does not contain /usr/sbin as one of it's components, /usr/sbin is
appended to it.