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NewsGrab is a small tool that uses regular expressions to download and uudecode/ydecode binary files from USENET.

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  •  31 Jan 2005 14:49

    No changes have been submitted for this release.

    •  29 Aug 2003 05:11

      Release Notes: This version makes 'authentication with username' upon connection with username, verbose, and adds the -f option to control the number of headers to fetch at a time.

      •  26 Aug 2003 17:44

        Release Notes: The first steps towards threading were taken by adding semaphore includes, adding the -t option to control the number of threads, and moving the normal fetch cycle to a function call. On decoding, the file pointer is now closed and the file is removed right away. An existing tmp-dir no longer causes failure. progress_sub was disabled. Cleanup is now performed when done, removing the tmp-dir and waiting for the threads to finish. Spelling corrections were made.

        •  26 Mar 2003 16:58

          Release Notes: A quiet option was added, which will cause the program to only output filenames upon retrieval. A failsafe was added for argument parsing to catch unrecognized arguments. The alternative (and faster) ydecoder was added. CRC checking was added for ydecoded parts, which should fix up an aberrant error invoked under RedHat's perl 5.8 when 'binmode()' isn't set on a file-handler.

          •  19 Jul 2002 20:15

            Release Notes: Apparently, mkdir in Perl5.005 requires 2 parameters. This release has been fixed to handle this.

            Recent comments

            05 Feb 2003 02:32 Joshbaptiste

            Software Rocks
            I luv this software b/c its a simple perl script and not some super c/c++ prog that depends on "thousands" of libs. So you don't have to worry about install problems. All it requires is a few perl mods that are very easy to install then every works just fine. Perfect software to download news binaries........


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