Linux Software Map: aub


  • Version: 2.0.5
  • Entered-date: 1995-04-12
  • Description: aub, which stands for "assemble usenet binaries", automates this reassembly process for you. aub is intended for use in newsgroups to which binaries are posted exclusively. When run, it accesses news articles via either a disk-based news spool directory, or via an NNTP news server, determines whether or not any new binaries have appeared in selected newsgroups since the last time it was run, and if so, retrieves, organizes and decodes them, depositing them in a configurable location. This process requires no human intervention once aub has been configured. aub also keeps track of binaries which it has seen some, but not all, of the pieces of. It remembers how to find these old pieces, so that when new, previously missing pieces arrive at your site, it will build the entire binary the next time it is run. It also remembers which binaries it has already seen all of the pieces of already, so that it does not waste time rebuilding the same binaries over and over again. aub was created as a time saver; too many people at too many sites were spending way too much time manually unpacking binary files. Its ability to identify and assemble binary images depends on people posting images with subject lines that observe (loosely) established conventions. aub's recognition capabilities have been significantly improved since the earliest release.
  • http://www.sjs.com
  • aub_perl5.tar.gz/
  • Keywords: aub Assemble Usenet Binaries
  • Author: stantz@sgi.com, stantz@sybase.com, (Mark Stantz)
  • Platforms: Linux, but should work on any Unix box. Requires Perl version 5
  • Copying-policy: GPL
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