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Daniel F. Fraga writes:
 > On 18-Jun-99 Jim Nicholson wrote:
 > > I dare say someone has done this before, but I've written a little
 > > perl script which reads articles from low-traffic newsgroups to
 > > prevent leafnode thinking their inactive.
 > > 
 > > The problem I had was that my ISPs .service.status newsgroup has only
 > > one or two postings a month normally, so leafnode sees that I don't
 > > read it and and stops downloading it.
 >         Excuse my ignorance, but wouldn´t it be solved using the fetch´s ¨-n¨
 > parameter? According the manpage:
 >        -n     Don't unlink files in the interesting.groups direc­
 >               tory. This avoids automatic unsubscription of news­
 >               groups.
 >         Or I misunderstood your problem? Bye!
As I read it, that would prevent ANY groups from being unsubscribed.
This way I still get automatic unsubscription of newsgroups I get
bored with, but I keep subscriptions to the low-traffic newsgroups.


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