newsrecurse.pl - Recursively archives news articles with News::Archive
newsrecurse.pl [-hvVQd] [-c configfile] [-a groupname] PATH
newsrecurse.pl is a part of the News::Archive package, which is used to archive news articles in a reasonably efficient manner. This particular script is meant for use for loading past archives, loading them recursively from all-numeric filenames in the directory structure at PATH and loading them into $KIBOZEDIR.
Configuration information is stored in the configuration file (kibozerc). Command-line options are as follows:
Print this usage information and exit.
Print version information and exit.
Debug; print debugging information (implies -V)
- -c configfile
Load this configuration file instead of default (~/.kibozerc).
- -a groupname
Add this group to all articles we download, so that they can be accessed uniformly.
Verbose; print information on every article.
Quiet mode; only print that which is absolutely necessary (and even then think about it).
This was designed to work with the output of old kiboze.pl, which in turn was compatible with the "classic" style INN file layout. If you've got an old news spool sitting around, this is the script you can use to start looking at it.
Tim Skirvin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This code may be redistributed under the same terms as Perl itself.
Copyright 2003-2004, Tim Skirvin <email@example.com>