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       aub — Assembles binary files from USENET


       aub [option]


       aub  accesses news either remotely via the NNTP protocol or locally, by
       scanning a news spool directory, and searches for new pieces of  split,
       encoded  binaries  that  have  recently  been  received.   Binaries are
       expected  to  contain  subject  lines  conforming  to  de-facto  Usenet
       standards; aub may not be able to identify pieces of binaries which are
       not named according to accepted conventional practice.  If new binaries
       are  found,  aub  retrieves,  organizes  and  decodes them, leaving the
       decoded files in a configurable location.


       Most of aub’s configuration is done  in  the  it’s  main  configuration
       file, $HOME/.aubconf, which is required. Invoke aub with the -M flag to
       learn about the structure  of  configuration  files.   This  will  also
       present  a full discussion of aub and its capabilities. aub understands
       the following options, all of which are  discussed  in  detail  in  the
       internal documentation:

       -c        Catch-up mode; binaries are processed but not assembled.

       -n        No-checkpoint mode; the user’s .aubrc file is not modified.

       -dN       Specifies the debug level that aub is to run at.

       -m        Prints a summary of the manual.

       -M        Prints the manual.

       -C        Lists changes since the last version of aub.

       -v        Print version number


                 aub’s  main configuration file. This file is required for aub
                 to run at all. Read the aubconf          documentation or run
                 aub -M to find out more about the structure of this file.

       ~/.aubrc  Historical  data  maintained  by  and  for  aub  about  which
                 articles it has assembled into files (or checked and  decided
                 to  pass) and which it has not. In the vast majority of cases
                 you won’t need to touch this file

                 The Perl interpreter.


       AUBDIR    Default location for decoded binaries

       AUBDESC   Default location for description file

       AUBHOOK   Default hook program

                 Potential NNTP server

       HOME      Your home directory


       Mark Stantz (No valid email address known)

       Brandon Long

       Avinash Chopde

       Mako Hill (responsible for this document)


       Copyright (c) 1992-2002 Mark Stantz, Brandon Long, Avinash Chopde, Mako

       This  code  is  offered as-is.  Anyone is welcome to make improvements,
       provided that my  notice  of  authorship  is  retained.   I  accept  no
       responsibility  for  loss  or  damage  caused by this program, nor do I
       accept responsibility for supporting it.


       aubconf(1); the INTRODUCING_AUB document