yahoo2mbox(1) Retrieve and store Yahoo! Groups messages


yahoo2mbox Retrieves all messages in the archive of the given group from Yahoo and stores them in the specified local MBOX file. If the file exists, the messages not already in the file are appended to it.


yahoo2mbox [options] [-o <mbox>] <groupname>
give the usage message showing the program options
show the program version and exit
give verbose informational messages (default)
be silent, only error messages are given
-o mbox
save the message to mbox instead of file named groupname
start retrieving messages at index n instead of 1
stop retrieving messages at index n instead of the last one
retrieve last n messages from the list
resumes previously interrupted downloading, needed if --start is used, otherwise is automatic if mailbox already exists
don't resume, overwrites the existing output file if any
login to eGroups using this username (default: guest login)
the password to use for login (default: none)
file to use to store cookies (default: none, 'netscape' uses netscape cookies file).
use the given proxy, if 'no' don't use proxy at all (even not the environment variable http_proxy which is used by default), may use http://username:[email protected]/ notation
use the given country code in order to access localized yahoo groups (default: none; supported: ar,br,de,dk,es,fr,it,mx)
add X-Yahoo-Message-Num header to the downloaded messages
sleep for n seconds between each message request (may be used allow the script to run continuously without hitting the Yahoo bytes/hour download limit)


yahoo2mbox was written by Vadim Zeitlin <[email protected]>. This man page was written for Debian by Ganesan R <[email protected]> with the help of the help2man.