> Another possibility might be to use a news reader like Tin on a unix
> shell and somehow export selected articles to a text file which may be
> possible to convert to soup. Any thoughts on this?
If you have access to a Unix shell, all of this becomes easy. Most
Unix shell newsreaders, such as trn, permit you to browse a list of
newgroup topics, mark the topics, and then write only the marked articles
to a (Unix) file. You then download this file any way you want (e.g.,
zmodem, ftp -- whatever) and:
import -r filename
imports the file with your selected topics directly into yarn.
If you have Unix shell access you can also do the same thing with
the uqwk program: uqwk, which is free, has a summary mode that collects
you a file of subjects only from newsgroups. You then edit this file on
Unix (or if you must on dos), leaving only the subjects you want. uqwk
will then deliver to yarn a soup packet containing only the articles that
correspond to your selected subjects.
There are several dos programs designed just to edit files with subject
lines from news groups. But I think it is unnecessary to transfer a file
from unix to dos, and then back to unix -- just to edit a file in dos.
I can easily do it in Unix with just about any unix editor.