Use of cvtbatch

Julien ÉLIE julien at
Tue Nov 3 18:50:12 UTC 2009

Hi Russ,

> cvtbatch is used to generate a batch file for innxmit or some similar
> program if all you have is a list of articles.  I think all the relevant
> programs now accept a list of articles and figure out the message ID
> internally anyway, so it's probably obsolete.  It's been essentially
> unchanged other than adopting to INN's storage backends and coding
> conventions since INN 1.0.

OK, thanks for the explanation.

>> It takes storage API tokens in entry and can give for each of them the
>> size of the article headers (yes, only the headers) and the message-ID.
>> (The arrival time is new in INN 2.5.2.)
> That it gives only the size of the article headers is a bug.  The INN 1.0
> version gave the size of the full article.  I suspect that the bug was
> introduced when moving to the storage API and no one has noticed, which
> probably answers your question about whether anyone is using it.

Anyway, it is an easy fix:  RETR_ALL instead of RETR_HEAD when calling
SMretrieve().  I have just tested and it works fine.

Julien ÉLIE

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