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Author: Hendrik Boom
To: dng
Old-Topics: Re: [DNG] decode usenet messages
Subject: Re: [DNG] decode usenet messages -- solved
On Mon, May 09, 2022 at 07:41:43AM +0200, gyelt@??? wrote:
> On Sun, May 08, 2022 at 06:57:51PM -0400, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> >
> > What I want now, however, is to see the contents of usenet messages
> > that have already been downloaded -- years ago. In other words, I'd
> > like to use the facilities that are already baked into every decent
> > usenet reader to process a message that's already on my hard drive.
> > (for example, one I've downloaded way back in 2004). But I don't want
> > the everything else that makes that part of a huge, full-function
> > usenet eader.
> >
> > But all the readers I've investigated seem willing to handle only
> > messages they download themselves or have stored within their own
> > on-disk data structures. There seems to be no mechanism for taking a
> > usenet message obtained from elsewhere.
> >
> What you want is a (local) usenet server. Usenet is like e-mail with a
> clear division of labour between server and client.
> I can't advise about which server to use, it's been a long time I used
> one.

I finally found what I wanted. It turns out that it is the ancient uudecode command, found in the sharutils package.

duckduckgo foud it for me, in the webpage https://kb.iu.edu/d/acup

-- hendrik