ITP: ubh -- Download and decode Usenet binaries
I plan to package ubh, the Usenet Binary Harvester. From the README:
ubh - the Usenet Binary Harvester - is a GPL'ed Perl console
application which automatically discovers, downloads, and decodes
single-part and multi-part Usenet binaries. Automatically assembles
multi-part binaries. Provides searching via Perl regular expression
syntax. Also provides a pre-selection capability whereby the user can
interactively choose which binaries to download. Uses a standard
.newsrc file to control which groups and articles to process.
Runs anywhere Perl runs. Tested under Unix-based Perl and Active Perl
on Win32 platforms. Requires Net::NNTP and News::Newsrc (which itself
Unfortunately, it requires News::Newsrc and Set::IntSpan which aren't
in Debian, yet. I've packaged these things for personal use, but I
don't consider myself enough of a Perl guru to maintain these
modules so I'll be submitting a RFP for these.