fetches articles for the
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.
does the same, except it reads newsgroup names from
and does not exit.
does not fork into the background.
does not guarantee to fetch the groups in the order specified on the
will write errors and status messages to descriptor 2.
are both scheduling wrappers that call
You must own /var/spool/sn or be root in order to run
Enable verbosity, may be specified multiple times. This option is
also propagated to
Attempt to fetch for
newsgroups at once. Default is 4, maximum is 8.
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.
is passed to
as the depth of the command pipeline.
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
This option is not documented because it is ignored and will
disappear in a future release. See
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
Other signals have default behaviour.
is halved, else is ignored.
is doubled, else is ignored.
for the list of environment variables exported by
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.