Net_NNTP_Client::selectGroup() – select a newsgroup


require_once 'Net/NNTP/Client.php';

array Net_NNTP_Client::selectGroup ( string $newsgroup )


Selects a specific newsgroup on the NNTP-server


  • string $newsgroup - Name of the newsgroup to access

Return value

array - If the newsgroup exists, an array is returned:

Key Value
'count' Number of articles in the group
'first' The first article number in the group
'last' The last article number in the group
'group' Groupname

otherwise a PEAR_Error is returned on 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


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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