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Re: [leafnode-list] Starting tin

John Martin writes:
> Twice in that short time my 'interesting.groups' directory has emptied and
> fetchnews has stopped getting the news. Eventually I discovered that I need
> to start reading the news with 'tin -r' in order to populate
> 'interesting.groups'. 
> In the past I had always used 'tin -z' so that only unread articles were
> presented.

In tin, -r and -z are completely independent and can be used together. 
In this case, it's -r that's significant -- when you use -r (reguardless
of whether you use -z or not), tin uses NNTP to talk to a server, which
in this case is leafnode.  That is what allows leafnode to track what
you're reading and what you're not.  When you use tin without -r (also
reguardless of whether you also use -z or not), tin looks directly into
your local new spool (assuming you have one), subverting leafnode

-Larry Jones

I'm crying because out there he's gone, but he's not gone inside me. -- Calvin

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