Cornelius Krasel wrote: > Jeff Robinson wrote: > > It would be nice to be able to auto start a fech session when a user > > subscribes to a new group > > What should this accomplish? The user will not see the new articles > immediately because it takes some time to fetch them. Furthermore, > for people with dialup connections this is likely to waste money, > because a connection would have to be started every time a user > subscribes to a new group (this is irrelevant for people in the U.S. > where local calls are free). Well, I like Jeff's idea. Whenever I subscribe to a new group I immediately start fetch (I don't live in the US, not yet). If the phone costs are a problem you don't have to use this feature. For people with a static connection it would be nice, anyway. I wrote a little patch for 1.10b2 to accomplish this. You can add auto_start_program = /fire/up/my/ISP/connection auto_start_args = -arguments -passed -to -auto_start_program to your config and auto_start_program will be started with the options specified in auto_start_args when you subscribe to a new group. Regards, Jo:rg -- Fortune Cookie of the day: A hermit is a deserter from the army of humanity.