nntplib body question

Martin v. Löwis martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Jun 4 06:30:25 CEST 2003

"Peter Melchart" <peter at melchart.com> writes:

> is there any way to load only the first x lines of a post body via nntplib?
> with read callbacks or something similar?

To my knowledge, the NNTP protocol does not support such a query. So
regardless of what the API is, you always have to fetch the entire
body, and throw away all lines you don't want.

Now, keeping only the first x lines of a string is certainly possible
in Python.


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