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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]: Meh. $effin_bad_system has an interface breakdown and then loads events in parallel with events overtaking one another instead of being processed sequentially
[shmem]: Discipulus: dunno, but we do all the time ^^
[choroba]: Discipulus I was taught so by a Londoner
[shmem]: Corion: very clear case of missing sequence number
[Corion]: shmem: Yeah. I guess they have a sequence number but distribute the events across threads or machines or whatever.
[karlgoethebier]: choroba: another chapter of "Learning English At The Monastry"?
[shmem]: Corion, well then... next issue, sequence number not a shared resource :P
[Discipulus]: shmem i'm searching it.. but failing i was sure was in Re: Let's Make PerlMonks Great Again! -- suggestions and dreams
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[Corion]: shmem: Yeah, something like that. Not that that would be a solved issue. Simply process all events that come in from a single interface sequentially. Ah well.

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