spugnews is a GPL'd usenet binary grabber.
spugnews has a simple command-line interface and the ability to perform rudimentary subject line analysis to group together articles that are part of the same file set.
What's New in This Release:
· internal yenc decoder (not as fast as the yenc module, but good for the impatient)
· work around for problem with hex encoding in newer (2.3+) versions of Python that affects yenc CRC check.
· status indicator for header refresh.
· incremental header writing (so if there's a problem when in the middle of downloading thousands of headers you don't loose what you've got so far)