newsrequeue - tool to rewrite batchfiles.
newsrequeue [ -a active ] [ -h history ] [ -d days ] [ -l ] [ -n
newsfeeds ] [ input ]
Newsrequeue can be used to rewrite batchfiles after a system crash. It
operates in two modes. In the first mode, it first reads the active
(5) and newsfeeds(5) files to determine where the different newsgroups
are to be distributed. It then opens the history database. Once the
files are opened, newsrequeue reads from the specified input file, or
standard input if no file is specified. Each line should have a single
Message-ID, surrounded in angle brackets; any other text on the line is
ignored. For example, the history file (or trailing subset of it) is
acceptable input to the program operating in this mode.
Newsrequeue uses the first two fields of the newsfeed entry — the
sitename and the excludes field, and the patterns and distribs field.
It ignores all flags in the third field except for the ‘‘N’’ field, and
also ignores the fourth field altogether.
The output of newsrequeue consists of one line for each article that
should be forwarded. Each such line contains the Message-ID, the
filename, and the list of sites that should receive the article. The
output is suitable for piping into filechan(8).
The second mode is used if the ‘‘-l’’ flag is given. In this mode, it
reads from the specified input file, or standard input if no file is
specified. Each line should look like an innd log entry. It parses
entries for accepted articles, looks up the Message-ID in the history
database to get the filename, and then scans the list of sites.
-a To specify alternate locations for the active file, use the
-n Use the ‘‘-n’’ flag to specify an alternate location for the
-h Use the ‘‘-h’’ flag to specify a different location for the
-d If the ‘‘-d’’ flag is used, then only articles that were
received within the specified number of days will be processed.
-l Read innd type log entries instead of a history-file like
Written by Rich $alz <email@example.com> for InterNetNews. This is
revision 1.2, dated 1996/10/29.
active(5), ctlinnd(8), dbz(3), filechan(8), history(5), innd(8),
newsfeeds(5), makeactive(8), makehistory(8).