getlist question

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Tue Sep 18 21:45:00 UTC 2001

On Tue, 18 Sep 2001, Froilan Mendoza wrote:

> getlist -h ap.* > active
> Can't retrieve data, No such file or directory

Mm, you might need to use \* instead of * to keep the shell from expanding

> I can read the test groups that I have created no problem but I want to
> "get" the articles from the remote NNTP server.

getlist is not the way to get a feed.  If you control the other server (or
can ask the people who do), set it up to feed you.  If not, you will need
a separate package like 'suck' or 'newsx'.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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