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[leafnode-list] Re: Downloading old articles

Am 03.11.2009, 15:33 Uhr, schrieb Marcin Dziwnowski  

> I would like to download some (ok, quite a lot) old messages for my
> archive. My goal is to find and save every article posted by me to a
> particular group during the last 3 years. Having the archive of the
> group for that time locally would be a nice bonus.
> With Google Groups broken it's easier to grep the damn posts than to
> find something there. Leafnode stores articles conveniently for
> grepping, so I tried using fetchnews for downloading. Unfortunately,
> after a certain number of posts it just gives up:
> # fetchnews -vvvv -x 235000
>  backing up from 1706789 to 1471789
>  considering articles 1471789 - 1706793
>  0 articles fetched, 0 killed
> No information about why it does not attempt to download the missing
> posts is given (or maybe leafnode logs it somewhere?). I am pretty
> confident, but not 100% sure, that the server leafnode downloads from
> has more articles and it allows downloading them.

Probably nothing offered. Does the server support XOVER? If not, try  
usexhdr=1 (in the config file, under the server=... line). Otherwise
please see the section "TROUBLESHOOTING" in the README file that comes  
with leafnode.

> Is there a way to make fetchnews copy more articles? Or maybe some
> smarter tool for the job? Preferably a tool that would run under
> Linux.

Perhaps a server that really has more articles.

Matthias Andree
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