Net_NNTP::selectGroup() – select a newsgroup


require_once 'Net/NNTP.php';

array Net_NNTP::selectGroup ( string $newsgroup )


Selects a specific newsgroup on the news server


  • string $newsgroup - Name of the newsgroup to access

Return value

array - If the newsgroup exists an array containing the message number of the first (array key: ['first']) and the last message id (array key: ['last']) or a PEAR_Error, if fail.


Possible PEAR_Error values
Error code Error message Reason Solution
NULL Different error messages The messages are directly passed from the news server, in the most cases caused by calling a non existing article Check the article ID or if your are still connected to the server ( Net_NNTP::isConnected())


This function can not be called statically.


Using selectGroup()

$ret $nntp->connect("");
PEAR::isError($ret)) {
// handle error
} else {
// success
$data $nntp->selectGroup("");
// Print the count of articles
echo "Count: "$data['last'] - $data['first'];
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