Pan Newsreader

Todd Slater dontodd at
Mon May 30 13:58:19 UTC 2005

On Mon, May 30, 2005 at 09:11:19AM -0400, hanzj wrote:
> Click which header?

Whichever header you're interested in. That will d/l that file. Like I
said before, if you're talking about combining a file split with rar or
something, you'll have to d/l all parts and join them yourself.
> Or do we have to select _all_ the messages with the same header/subject
> line?

Yes, if it's a file that has been split.
> What if some parts are missing from the news server? Can the complete
> file still be reconstructed somehow?

If it's been split, most posters will use par or par2 recovery files.
These are magical because it doesn't matter which part you're missing,
par can recreate the missing part. Depending on the poster, you'll find
the number of recovery blocks/files at from 5 to 20 percent.

> Can't Pan combine a file split into many parts by itself? Does it need
> an external program?

No, you'll need another program, unrar or lxsplit, depending on how it
was split.


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