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Re: [leafnode-list] Does fetch news log each message it fetches

Timothy Clarke wrote:

> For some reason it seems like if you stop fetchnews before it's fetched
> fetching all the articles from a group it doesn't keep it's place and will
> reget the articles.

This is not true. Fetchnews may only not update the .overview files.
However, when fetching news checking is done by message id directly
on the /var/spool/news/message.id directory ; therefore, fetchnews
will only fetch the articles that have not been retrieved before. If
you interrupt fetchnews in the middle of fetching an article, you may,
however, not be able to retrieve this article fully.

(However, if you stop fetchnews with a SIGINT signal it should even
 update the overview files correctly.)


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