papercut(1) simple and extensible NNTP server


papercut [[-f] | [--foreground]]


This manual page documents briefly the papercut command.

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

papercut is a simple NNTP server. Its main objective is to integrate existing web based message board software with an Usenet front-end.

However, using Python, new article containers can be added to store and retrieve messages from various source and formats.

Please note that Papercut is only a NNTP server, not a full-featured news transport system. It does not handle newsfeeding or other usual news software features.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

-h --help

Show summary of options.


Show version of program.

-f --foreground

Do not fork and run the process in background.


This manual page was written by Jeremy Bobbio <[email protected]> for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.


Jeremy Bobbio



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