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Re: [leafnode-list] messages keep coming up as read


On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, Cornelius Krasel wrote:
> Nick Drage wrote:
> > I've got a problem with Leafnode 1.9.13 and rtin 1.4.3 - fetchnews seems
> > to download the messages OK, but then rtin doesn't seen any of the newly
> > downloaded messages as new, apart from one group.  Looked at the leafnode
> > FAQ, can't see this as a common problem.
> This is usually the result of a corrupted .newsrc file. Most newsreaders
> look into this file to find out which articles you have already read.
> If the numbering there is messed up for some reason, you won't see any
> articles as "new".
> The easiest way to fix it is to set each number to 1, thereby marking
> all articles as new. Then use rtin to mark the old articles as read
> and everything should be fine.

Thank you very much for that, that fixed the problem.

I think the issue was caused by an issue someone else mentioned, whereby
as a user you run fetchnews, then as soon as that *seems* to have finished
you immediately run your news client.  Of course fetchnews is still doing
some tidying, but apart from "ps auxw | grep fetchn" how do you tell.  I'm
sure fetchnews used to print to the terminal the actions it was taking
post-download, which meant I never started the news reader before I
should, is there a way I bring this functionality back in to stop me
breaking things?

That is presuming that fetchnews affects .newsrc.......

Nick Drage, helping fill up the internet since 1993.

To err is human, to forgive is against company policy

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