GETLIST(1)                                                          GETLIST(1)


       getlist - get a list from an NNTP server


       getlist [ -A ] [ -h host ] [ list [ pattern [ types ] ] ]


       The  getlist program obtains a list from an NNTP server and sends it to
       standard output.

       The list may be one of active, active.times,  distributions,  or  news-
       groups.     These    values    request    the   active,   active.times,
       <pathetc in inn.conf>/distributions.   or  <pathdb  in  inn.conf>/news-
       groups files, respectively.


       -A     If  the ‘‘-A’’ flag is used, then the program tries to authenti-
              cate as per passwd.nntp before issuing LIST command.

       -h     If the ‘‘-h’’ flag is used, then the  program  connects  to  the
              server  on the specified host.  The default is to connect to the
              server specified in the inn.conf file.

       If the list parameter is active, then the pattern and types  parameters
       may  be  used  to  limit the output.  When pattern is used, only active
       lines with groups that match  according  to  uwildmat(3)  are  printed.
       When  types  is  also given, only active lines that have a fourth field
       starting with a character found in types are printed.

       For example, the following command will obtain  the  one-line  descrip-
       tions of all newsgroups found on UUNET:
              getlist -h newsgroups

       The following line lists all groups where local postings are permitted,
       are moderated or aliased:
              getlist active ’*’ ym=

       Note that the listing files other than the  active  file  is  a  common
       extension to the NNTP protocol and may not be available on all servers.


       Written by Landon Curt Noll <> for InterNetNews.


       active(5), active.times(5), inn.conf(5), nnrpd(8), uwildmat(3).


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