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Re: [leafnode-list] Newsgroup list question
Yes, when fetchnews runs, it only checks for newgroups since the last time
it was run. It will only download the whole file based on the
timeout_active directive in the configuration file. I believe the default
for this directive is 90 days. You can add it to your configuration file,
and make it a very large number, than you know it will not re-read it for
that given time.
Jeff Grossman (jeff@xxxxxxxxxxx)
> From: "Jeff" <jlmr@xxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: leafnode-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 12:37:34 -0500
> To: leafnode-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [leafnode-list] Newsgroup list question
> Ok what I would like to do is to edit the news group list.
> first let me start with this, I have fetchnews connect to a premium news
> server so there are about 60,000 news groups there (problem more) out of
> them I really only use a hand full say about 20 to 30. now I see that every
> time fetchnews run it checks for new groups so if I were to edit the
> groupinfo file to list only these 20 to 30 groups or so, would fetch renew
> the whole list or just add the newest groups to it. ( the way I see it
> should only add the new groups if I read the man right) but I also see that
> it will occasionally reread the whole groupinfo file so is there a way to
> stop that from happening? yes I can keep a copy of the edited groupinfo file
> and rewrite it when it does do a reread.
> but I guess my main concern is that spending the time to edit out the 60,000
> news groups ill never look at would be wasted if fetchnews rewrites the file
> each time it runs. I am using 2 different servers for my news my local isp
> and a major news server.
> hope this make since, cause the end result I would like is when I open a
> newsreader it would only show the 20 or so groups available, and yes I can
> deal with new newsgroups being added to the list.
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