Given my various interests I am following several groups like
<news:comp.lang.tcl> and <news:comp.risks> on NetNews, a
global bulletin board system which was started shortly after the
Due to the ephemeral nature of the various boards' contents, with most
servers keeping messages for only a week or two, any access to older
messages means that I either have go to some website which backs them
up, like Google Groups, or save them on my own.
Here I describe how to do the latter, using Tcl and