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  • SABnzdb
    SABnzdb is an open-source cross-platform binary newsreader. It simplifies the process of downloading from Usenet significantly, due to a friendly web-based user interface and advanced built-in post-processing options that automatically verify, repair, extract and clean up posts downloaded from Usenet. Read more hot
  • aub
    Assemble Usenet Binaries: a (not so) short perl designed script to download articles from newsgroups and decode them automagically.
  • Aubng
    Aubng is a Usenet binary decoder implemented entirely in Perl5. Aubng provides a boatload of features, and an extensible handler architecture.
  • bgrab
    bgrab automates the downloading of binary attachments from UseNet Newsgroups. Given a group name, this program will connect to a news server, read all messages in that group and extract any binary attachments included in any of those messages.
  • BinPost
    BinPost posts binaries to newsgroups, encoded with yEnc and with CRC for every part, automatically saves queue of files waiting to post, posts to a Telus newsserver.
  • brag
    brag is a command line tool to collect and assemble multipart binary attachements from newsgroups.
  • Fetchnews
    Fetchnews (formerly called "fetch") is the program which submits and retrieves new articles to or from the upstream NNTP server.
  • fnews
    fnews is a news to mail forwarding utility. The main idea behind the fnews is to use an existing mail infrastructure to fetch and post news. fnews is a gateway between mail and news servers
  • Gkrinn
    Gkrinn is a plugin for gkrellm which show the number of unread posts in a list of newsgroups. You can display multiple labels, each one showing a different list of newsgroups.
  • glitter
    Glitter is an interactive GUI program for extracting binaries from newsgroups. It provides a powerful mechanism for filtering files to ensure that you retrieve only the binaries that you want. You may also schedule the binary download for a convenient time, perhaps when you are asleep, when charges are low and the network is not congested.
  • Gnewspost
    Gnewspost is a GNOME frontend to Newspost, an NNTP binary news poster. It is licensed and distributed under the terms of the BSDL.
  • Grapper
    Grapper is a GTK+ usenet binary downloader supporting most common set of binary files.
  • Headphones
    Headphones is a third-party automatic music downloader add-on for SABnzbd.
  • hellanzb
    hellanzb is a Python application designed for *nix environments that retrieves nzb files and fully processes them. The goal being to make getting files from Usenet as hands-free as possible. Read more
  • KLibido
    KLibido is a KDE Usenet file grabber. It supports multiple servers, multiple download threads, and automatic joining/decoding of articles. Read more
  • knewspost
    knewspost is a KDE frontend to the command-line program newspost . Provides a graphical environment for autoposting binaries to newsgroups
  • Kwooty
    Kwooty bills itself as the chilled-out nzb binary downloader. This utility for KDE4 features automatic file verification/repairing, automatic archive extraction, multi-server support, built-in YEnc and UUEncode file decoders, and more.
  • Microbrew MicroSieve
    Microbrew MicroSieve is designed to be a high speed spam filter for USENET news. After using some other filter programs written in Perl, it was clear that there needed to be a faster way to filter spam.
  • NapNews
    NapNews is a fully automated news group file capture program, handles multi part download reconstruction, mime and uudecoding.
  • Net_NNTP
    Net_NNTP is a complete PHP class for communicating with an NNTP (USENET) server. It gives you the ability to post, view, list, authenticate, overview, manipulate headers, run an NNTP commands debugger, etc.
  • Newsbinripper
    Newsbinripper is a set of shell scripts that work as a frontend to nget and other tools (unrar, id3info, file, mogrify, par2repair) to automate the process of downloading daily updates from usenet, and generates a customisable website with galleries.
  • NewsDeliver
    NewsDeliver is intended for people who need to closely monitor a newsgroup and want to get a notification whenever a new message is posted. NewsDeliver is a simple solution to a simple problem: put NewsDeliver in a cron job that runs every 10 minutes or so and it will email you a copy of any new messages that get posted on the newsgroup.
  • NewsGrab
    Newsgrab is a tool to download binary multipart encoded messages from USENet. The program works from a shell, and is optimized for speed.
  • newslite
    newslite is a command line tool to download from newsgroup and decode multipart and monopart yENC and UU (Unix-to-Unix) encoded files
  • Newspost
    Newspost is a usenet binary autoposter for Unix. It is meant to be an all-in-one posting solution. Using newspost, it is a one command job to encode and post as many files as you like to your favorite newsgroup.
  • newsq
    newsq allows you to re-edit, view, delete, and postpone messages in slrnpull's outgoing queue after you've composed them but before you've uploaded them to your remote server.
  • nget
    nget is a command line nntp file grabber. It automatically pieces together multipart postings for easy retrieval, even substituting parts from multiple servers and newsgroups. Handles disconnects gracefully, resuming after the last part succesfully downloaded.
  • NNTPSwitch
    NNTPSwitch is a Linux NNTP content router, loadbalancer and virtual hosting application. It's aimed at high-performance news servers for ISPs and Usenet resellers. NNTPSwitch forwards client connections to multiple backend servers to get it's articles. Depending on the backend server type, all NNTP commands and extensions are supported
  • nzb
    nzb is a binary news grabber. It natively downloads, decodes, and even streams the files specified in the .nzb file, an XML format which describes binary files on Usenet by their message-id. libnzb provides developers with useful nzb processing functions.
  • nzbperl
    nzbperl is a newsreader utility that can process an nzb file, autodecode, and do bandwidth throttling.
  • NzbPower
    NzbPower allows you to download binary files from Usenet by using NZB files. It is really simple to use. It features automatic joining of multi-part posts, support for multiple servers, and support for multiple download threads per server.
  • Parchive
    Parchive is a tool to apply the data-recovery capability concepts of RAID-like systems to the posting & recovery of multi-part archives on Usenet.
  • pgpmoose
    pgpmoose is a program that cancels invald messages from moderated Usenet groups. All messages to a specific group are assumed to have a PGP signature added at injection by the newsgroup moderator; if no such signature exists, or if the signature is invalid for the stated moderator of the group, then the message is assumed to be invalid.
  • PicMonger
    PicMonger is an automated NNTP (Usenet News) client. In short, you point it at your news server, select a group, and it scans the available (and not previously scanned) posts for UUencoded or MIME base64-encoded binaries (e.g. a JPEG image). When a binary is found, it is automatically decoded back to its original form.
    PIMPPA is a tool to automatically download binaries from newsgroups and ftp sites. It features spam prevention, multipart handling, duplicate discarding, automatic file sorting, MD5 checksums, file postprocessing and an optional GUI.
  • Porn-o-matic
    Porn-o-matic is a program which downloads and decodes binary files from USENET newsgroups. It does it's best to handle single part articles, multi-part articles, mime encoding, uuencoding, and yEncoding.
  • PyPar2
    PyPar2 is a GTK+ based frontend for par2. par2 is used to create redundant data that can be used later in case parts of the original data are lost or corrupted.
  • Remote HellaNZB GUI
    Remote HellaNZB GUI is a small GTK+ application to control your HellaNZB daemon. It's well integrated into your desktop. In a few clicks, you can manage your remote (or local) queue: add NZB files from your computer or from their ID, set priorities, see the progress of your downloads, etc. Unlike other similar projects, this one can truly add NZB files from your computer to your remote daemon; to do so, it copies them through SSH. For Remote HellaNZB GUI to work you need a running HellaNZB daemon; it does not configure it for you.
  • Slrnconf
    Slrnconf is a graphical configuation utility for the newsreader SLRN. Its intention is to ease the sometimes hairy configuration of SLRN. Slrnconf can create, read, modify and write a correct .slrnrc.
  • slrnface
    The slrnface helper utility can be used from the slrn and the tin news reader to show X-Faces in Usenet articles when they are run from an X11 terminal emulator. It is not intended to be run directly from the command line.
  • sp4si
    sp4si is a script package, which makes the management with INN and suck much easier. It keeps the configuration level be increased number of newshosts on the same level. sp4si is originated because of misery and is designed for everybody who uses a dial-up internet connection and wants to read the news offline on his own local INN newssystem or for everybody who just wants to expand his INN newssystem.
  • suck
    Suck is a program used to grab news from a remote NNTP news server and bring it to your local machine, without the remote server doing anything special. If you have read permission on the server, you can use suck. Suck does NOT use the NEWNEWS command, hated by many administrators.
  • SuckMT
    SuckMT is intended to be a multithreaded replacement for suck. The basic idea of SuckMT is that it has several Command handlers each with its own NNTP connection (all to the same server). All commandhandlers share the same threadsafe queue which contains a "todo-list". When a commandhandler is idle it gets the next command from the queue and starts to execute it. This way SuckMT automatically balances the download of all NEWS items over the available NNTP socket connections thus actually using all the available bandwidth of my 5KB/s modem line.
  • SummaryOfUsenetLinks
    SummaryOfUsenetLinks extracts all of the links on a given Usenet group by thread.
  • SwarmTv
    SwarmTv is a command line broadcatching program that downloads selected torrents/NZB's from an RSS or Twitter feed and puts them in a directory for your torrent program to download.
  • TT-News
    A news-ticker for various news-sources, written in QT. Besides the normal features it can display an article summary and is themable using skins.
  • Usenet indexer
    Usenet Indexer started out as an experiment to examine how fast a freetext index could be based on an extremely simple approach, namely to store every word encountered in the text in a seperate file. For that reason it runs extremely well on reiserfs.
  • UUDeview
    UUDeview is a program that helps you transmit and receive binary files over the Internet, using electronic mail or newsgroups The UUDeview package includes both an encoder and a decoder. The decoder automatically detects the type of encoding used, offering MIME's Base64 and BinHex as well as the popular uuencoding and the less frequently used xxencoding methods. Recently, support for the popular yEnc encoding was also added.
  • yencode
    yencode is an encoder/decoder package for the Usenet yEnc encoding format. The encoder can output single part or multipart encoded archives of any size, and the decoder can handle multiple files, including files specified out of order or with nonsense file names.
  • Ypost
    Ypost is a command line usenet binary file poster. It provides both uuencoding and yEnc encoding posting, speed throttling, and flexible segment reposting ability.

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