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[leafnode-list] Re: How to make leafnode refresh all groups without having to visit them?

On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 10:42:30AM +0200, Robert Grimm wrote:
> Chris G <cl@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I use tin as my newsreader.  When it starts up it presents me with a
> > list of my currently subscribed newsgroups and a count of new messages
> > in each group.
> > I then visit only the groups which have new messages (Shift/C sets all
> > messages in current group read and moves to the next with unread
> > messages).  Thus I will never visit a group with no new messages and
> > leafnode doesn't fetch anyhthing for that group and (circularly) there
> > are no new messages.
> > Is there any way around this?  I want leafnode to always refresh all
> > the groups in my .newsrc file regardless of whether I have visited
> > them or not.
> I'm not very familiar with tin, but this shouldn't be a problem if you
> are reading with NNTP (e.g. tin -r) and you have entered the groups in
> question at least once after subscribing.
Yes, I'm using "tin -r".

I still don't follow how it's going to work though.  Some groups can
be very quiet for several days.

So, for example, say there are no messages in uk.comp.vendors for some
days so I don't actually enter that group with tin for that many days.
How does leafnode know to read a message that appears there after
several days of inactivity?

> You may take a look at timeout_short and timeout_long in
> /etc/news/leafnode/config.
Yes, I suppose if I set timeout_long to a large number (like a couple
of months) then leafnode will probably do what I want.  A very quiet
newsgroup might still get missed though, there are some that stay
quiet for months and then burst into life.

Chris Green

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