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nzb client for usenet networks

The nzb Project provides a library and graphical Usenet client for nzb based NNTP downloading and streaming.


  • Native NZB parser.
  • Native threaded (multiple connections) NNTP client.
  • Native yEnc decoder.
  • Native uuencoding decoder.
  • Multi-threaded NZB streaming.
  • Preliminary RAR support for streams (full multi-volume uncompressed RAR archives can be streamed directly).
  • Built-in SSL support

Note: many archives are RAR format, but there are free software tools that can extract them. Use unar to extract them.


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License:GPLv2orlaterFchmmr4 April 2014
Found this information based on info on src/main.cpp in the source code of version 0.3

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AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)
Ruby (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to buildQt 4

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 April 2018.


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