newt – network news transport protocol (NNTP) client|
newt [ –f newsgroup ] [ –m mountpoint ] [ –p maxposts ]|
Newt provides an interactive, text–based interface to NNTP articles
served by nntpfs(4). |
There are a number of options:
Newt starts by reading the list of messages in the newsgroup, printing out the number of messages, and then prompting for commands. The prompt itself represents the name of the group followed by the message number in the form of a file system path, relative to the mountpoint.
Commands, as in ed(1), are of the form `[range] command [arguments]'. The command is applied to each message in the (optional) range.
The address range can be:
The addresses can be:
The commands are:
e Enter a new message, honoring the environment variable editor. Default is hold(1).
helpPrint a summary of the available commands.
P Print the raw message with full headers.
r Reply to the current message.
y Synchronize message list with the server.
The environment variables $editor and $pager are honored.
$home/lib/newsgroups list of newsgroups, one per line|
The list of available newsgroups offered by a given server may
be quite large. This complicates walking the list over a slow
Internet connection, and renders searching in real–time all but
infeasible. Grepping a pre–generated newsgroups file is a compromise.|
Newt first appeared in 9front (April, 2014).|