CVTBATCH(8)CVTBATCH(8)NAMEcvtbatch - convert Usenet batch file to INN format
SYNOPSIScvtbatch [ -w items ]
Cvtbatch reads standard input as a series of lines, converts each line,
and writes it to standard output. It is used to convert simple batch‐
files that contain just the article name to INN batchfiles that contain
additional information about each article.
Each line is taken as the pathname to a Usenet article. If it is not
an absolute pathname, it is taken relative to the spool directory,
/var/spool/news/spool. (Only the first word of each line is parsed;
anything following whitespace is ignored.)
The ``-w'' flag specifies how each output line should be written. The
items for this flag should be chosen from the ``W'' flag items as spec‐
ified 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
If the input file consists of a series of Message-ID's, then use
grephistory(1) with the ``-s'' flag piped into cvtbatch.
Written by Rich $alz <email@example.com> for InterNetNews. This is
revision 1.2, dated 1992/09/14.