Getbinnews 1.0.9 review

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License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 208K
Developer: Frederic Bricout
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Getbinnews is a newsreader developed in C using the GTK user interface (for Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD OS) .

The aim of Getbinnews is to extract in some newsgroups a binary file (mp3, jpg, gif,mpg, asf, avi, divx...) splited in articles with mime, uuencode or yenc format.

Here are some key features of "Getbinnews":
Connection support

definition of name and port of news server
definition of user and password to connect the news server
times reconnection in some cases (timeout, connection error or connection reject)
number of connections
bandwidth throttle


connection and deconnection to internet


filter by fields
filter by size
filter by size of articles
filter if incomplete
filter if part 1 is missing
filter if more than n articles

Search newsgroups

search newsgroups on server
search/filter newsgroups by regex expression
search by wildmat

Search for article

selection of all articles of a file (right click)
search for subject
filter for subject
number of articles to download.
number of selected articles (right click)

Decode methods

yenc support
uuencode support
base64 support
mime support


definition of files directory
definition of articles directory
cleanup articles
cleanup files
behavior if files exist.
behavior if not enough space
don't delete articles.


download list of newsgroups

Group List

Definition of newsgroups list to search articles.
personnalisation of search for a particular newsgroups


Schedule periodic search (daily, weekly, or monthly)
Schedule non periodic search
hang up internet connection at end of the search.


Creation of an history file to stop download articles already download

hide button to stop search.

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