get-mid — Usenet article downloader

Often enough one gets pointers to usenet postings in form of a message ID. In order to retrieve the underlying posting, one may use get-mid. The script will print the article including all headers in plain text form, which makes further processing using shell tools or other script very easy.



Using get-mid consists of calling the script from the command line with the message ID (without the leading and trailing bracket) as the first (and only) argument:

./get-mid 1991Jul3.100050.9886@klaava.Helsinki.FI

(<1991Jul3.100050.9886@klaava.Helsinki.FI> is the message ID)


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