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NAME

archive - Usenet article archiver  

SYNOPSIS

archive [ -a archive ] [ -f ] [ -i index ] [ -m ] [ -r ] [ input ]  

DESCRIPTION

Archive makes copies of files specified on its standard input. It is normally run either as a channel feed under innd(8), or by a script before expire(8) is run.

Archive reads the named input file, or standard input if no file is given. The input is taken as a set of lines. Blank lines and lines starting with a number sign (``#'') are ignored. All other lines should specify the name of a file to archive. If a filename is not an absolute pathname, it is taken to be relative to /var/spool/news.

Files are copied to a directory within the archive directory, /var/spool/news/news.archive. The default is to create a hierarchy that mimics the input files; intermediate directories will be created as needed. For example, the input file comp/sources/unix/2211 (article 2211 in the newsgroup comp.sources.unix) will be copied to /var/spool/news/news.archive/comp/sources/unix/2211.  

OPTIONS

-a archive
If the ``-a'' flag is used then its argument specifies the directory to archive in instead of the default.
-f
If the ``-f'' flag is used, then all directory names will be flattened out, replacing the slashes with periods. In this case, the file would be copied to /var/spool/news/news.archive/comp.sources.unix/2211.
-i
If the ``-i'' flag is used, then archive will append one line to the specified index file for each article that it copies. This line will contain the destination name and the Message-ID and Subject headers.
-m
Files are copied by making a link. If that fails a new file is created. If the ``-m'' flag is used, then the file will be copied to the destination, and the input file will be replaced with a symbolic link pointing to the new file.
-r
By default, archive sets its standard error to /var/log/news/errlog. To suppress this redirection, use the ``-r'' flag.
 

EXIT STATUS

If the input is exhausted, archive will exit with a zero status. If an I/O error occures, 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 /var/spool/news/out.going/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 /var/spool/news/out.going/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.

 

EXAMPLES

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

source-archive\
        :!*,*sources*,!*wanted*,!*.d\
        :Tc,Wn\
        :/usr/lib/news/bin/archive -f -i \
            /usr/spool/news/news.archive/INDEX

 

HISTORY

Written by Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews. This is revision 1.14, dated 1996/10/29.  

SEE ALSO

newsfeeds(5).


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXIT STATUS
EXAMPLES
HISTORY
SEE ALSO

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