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newslite is a UNIX/LINUX command line tool to download from newsgroups and decode multipart and monopart yENC or UU encoded files.

There already exist a lot of programs like that. I built this new one to fulfill the following objectives:

  • Resource efficiency in terms of CPU usage and memory so that it could be run on low-end computers
  • Build "title list", in order to ease group content analysis
  • Robustness to news server connection loss
At this point in time, newslite only supports yEnc encoded binaries, the most widely used format for binary posting. Any attempt to download any other kind of more...

What's New

Version 1.10:
  • added -t (test a group) option
  • performance improvement and bug fixing...


Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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david.warchild Member IconComment+0

I like the idea of this but have some issues. It appears to ignore the .conf file forcing authentication manually. The way it handles .nzb files is a nightmare, especially when you get the .nzb file from newzbin. Having to first have it check the correct group instead of getting it from the nzb, and even prior to that having to dl the newsgroup headers, seems to go against the idea of nzb and your stated intents.
A worthwhile efforrt though. I hope for more development.

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Version 1.9
H.J. Mo Member IconComment+0
H.J. Mo

It would be an ideal newsreader for heavy binary downloading with NZB feature. Unfortunately, I couldn't authenticate with my news server, so I couldn't test the NZB feature.

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Version 1.3
Http://pcles.free.fr/dev/ (Developer)

Please contact me if you have any issue with authentication (ere are many schemes for authentication and I only implemented the most common one).

~s Member IconReview+5

Nice initiative!
Doesn't seem to support authentication, though :(

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Version 0.9
Http://pcles.free.fr/dev/ (Developer)

I'm working on news server authentication. Should be available in a few days.

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Downloads 6,234
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Date 02 Jan 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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