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[leafnode-list] Re: Should touch_newsgroup touch the first or last article in the group?

Adam Funk <adam00f@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On 2006-05-12, Matthias Andree <matthias.andree@xxxxxx> wrote:
>> - if you want to keep the group subscribed, you shouldn't need any
>>   script with recent versions.
> I think you're saying the following.
> 1. When slrn (in my case) polls the leafnode server to see if leafnode
> has new articles in the groups that are subscribed in slrn and
> leafnode responds with "no new articles" in alt.foo.bar, for example,
> that polling is sufficient to "touch" the group so that it remains
> listed in '/var/spool/news/interesting.groups/' even if texpire has
> emptied out '/var/spool/news/alt/foo/bar/'.

For sufficiently recent leafnode versions, yes. Check the latest NEWS
file of the respective leafnode-1.11 or leafnode-2 beta versions to see
when the last fix went in.

> 2. As long I run slrn slightly more often than the expiry cycle of a
>group in leafnode, leafnode will still consider the group "interesting"
>even if the group gets a new article even less frequently than its
>expiry cycle.
> Correct?

Yes, that's correct.

Matthias Andree
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