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How do I fetch a news article or the active newsgroups?

by faq_monk (Initiate)
on Oct 08, 1999 at 00:32 UTC ( #777=perlfaq nodetype: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Current Perl documentation can be found at perldoc.perl.org.

Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:

Use the Net::NNTP or News::NNTPClient modules, both available from CPAN. This can make tasks like fetching the newsgroup list as simple as:

    perl -MNews::NNTPClient
      -e 'print News::NNTPClient->;new->list("newsgroups")'

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[Corion]: 1nickt: Not in the general sense... I only have very specific crawlers, but not a simple crawler like that ;) But maybe that would be a good application/( stress) test for Future::HTTP to parallelize
[Corion]: Also, a good application to test my API to rate limit things

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