get list of a newsgroups from commandline

Alexander Bartolich alexander.bartolich at
Sun Jun 8 17:10:55 UTC 2008

David Hláčik wrote:
> Hello,
> how to get a list of local newsgroups on INN from commandline, i need
> to write a script , which will check if newsgroup exist, if not it
> will create a new one.

On the machine running INN:

	sed 's/ .*//' /var/lib/news/active

On a machine configured in incoming.conf to be a peer:

	getlist -h hostname.of.inn | sed 's/ .*//' /var/lib/news/active



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