Suggestion please - Binary newsgroup posting software.
Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Fri Feb 10 16:10:10 UTC 2006
> On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:06:13AM -0700, Robin Laing wrote:
>>I have searched and checked the major repositories for this but I have
>>not had any luck.
>>I want a program to post multipart, rar'd and yenc encoded files to
>>the alt.binary.* groups. I would prefer a graphical front end but I
>>have not really found anything that is current.
> A long time ago (early '90s) I wrote a csh script (yes, I know
> csh scripts are evil, you don't need to remind me) to uuencode a
> binary and chop it into newsgroup-sized chunks with appropriate
> names. It doesn't actually post, it just leaves you with the postable
> files. But if you'd have any interest I'll dig for it, I may still
> have it around somewhere.
Thanks for the offer.
Actually last night I was playing with newspost and as a CLI, it works
quite well. It will split the file and create RAR archive files using
the flags. It will also post multiple files in a directory. There
are a number of flags that provide some decent options. It needs to
be updated in some aspects but those are minor issues. At least it
works for what I want. Now to get the graphical front-end to work.
There are also many perl options available. Maybe a chance to learn perl.
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