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NAME ^

News::Scan::Thread - keep track of threads in a Usenet newsgroup

SYNOPSIS ^

    use News::Scan::Thread;

    my $thr = News::Scan::Thread->new($news_scan_article_obj);

DESCRIPTION ^

This module provides a class whose objects can be used to keep track of threads of discussion in a Usenet newsgroup.

CONSTRUCTOR ^

new ( ARTICLE )

ARTICLE should be a News::Scan::Article object or an object of some class derived from News::Scan::Article.

new performs some initialization and returns a News::Scan::Thread.

METHODS ^

subject

Returns this thread's subject.

volume

Returns the volume in bytes generated in this thread.

articles

Returns the number of posts to this thread.

header_volume

Returns the volume in bytes of the headers in this thread's articles.

header_lines

Returns the number of header lines in this thread's articles.

body_volume

Returns the volume in bytes of the message bodies of this thread's articles.

body_lines

Returns the number of lines in this thread's message bodies.

orig_volume

Returns the volume in bytes of the original content of this thread's articles.

orig_lines

Returns the number of original lines in this thread's articles.

sig_volume

Returns the volume in bytes of the signatures of this thread's articles.

sig_lines

Returns the number of signature lines in this thread's articles.

SEE ALSO ^

News::Scan, News::Scan::Article

AUTHOR ^

Greg Bacon <gbacon@cs.uah.edu>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 1997 Greg Bacon. All Rights Reserved. This library is free software. You may distribute and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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