Download emails from a Google Group. Rescue your archives.
ggscrape <group_id> test
check if you have permission
ggscrape <group_id> topics
get a list of topics
ggscrape <group_id> messages <topic_id>
get a list of messages in a thread
ggscrape <group_id> download <dest_dir>
download emails! :)
ggscrape fix_message <file>
remove duplicate headers from a mail file. These sometimes happen if you
manually download an old message from Groups.
-c, --cookie <cookie>
Use the given cookie string. Needed to access private groups.
-b, --begin <topicnum>
Topic number at which to begin downloading
-e, --end <topicnum>
Topic number at which to stop downloading
-l, --ln <ln_dir>
Hard link email files into this directory. Useful for setting to a Maildir
directory, so that your local mail server can move the emails from there but
ggscrape will still know it downloaded them in the main
<dest_dir> (in case
ggscrape is interrupted and you have to restart it.)
The cookies you will need to access private groups (as of 2015-05-14) are SID, HSID, SSID, and groupsloginpref.
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Interestingly, they all seem to use Python.