CVTBATCH(8)                                                        CVTBATCH(8)


       cvtbatch - convert Usenet batch file to INN format


       cvtbatch [ -w items ]


       Cvtbatch  reads  standard  input  as a sequence of lines, converts each
       line, and writes it to standard output.  It is used to  convert  simple
       batchfiles  that  contain  just the article name to INN batchfiles that
       contain additional information about each article.

       Each line is taken as a storage API token indicating a Usenet  article.
       (Only the first word of each line is parsed; anything following whites-
       pace is ignored.  Lines not  starting  with  a  valid  token  are  also
       silently ignored.)

       If  the  input  file  consists  of  a  series of Message-ID’s, then use
       grephistory(1) with the ‘â€â€˜-s’’ flag piped into cvtbatch.


       -w     The ‘â€â€˜-w’’ flag specifies how each output line should  be  writ-
              ten.   The  items  for this flag should be chosen from the ‘‘W’’
              flag items as specified in newsfeeds(5).   They  may  be  chosen
              from the following set:

                   b    Size of article in bytes
                   f    full pathname of article
                   m    article message-id
                   n    relative pathname of article


       Written  by  Rich  $alz <> for InterNetNews.  This is
       revision 1.6, dated 2002/12/03.


       grephistory(1), inn.conf(5), newsfeeds(5).


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