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

On Saturday 17 October 2009 09:54:54 Chris G 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 still use a 1.x version of LeafNode. So this might be bad advice. But this 
might be bad advise anyway, so here goes...

Why don't you update the relevant files in the 
directory /var/spool/news/interesting.groups/ of your Leadnode server?

>From what I've seen, the access date/time indicate the last read date/time. 

I use that information to know what groups have been read last:
ls /var/spool/news/interesting.groups/ -lutrgG

So I guess the following could work:
touch -a /var/spool/news/interesting.groups/uk.comp.os.linux

OK, back to lurker mode now...

Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft ... and the
only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.
                -- Wernher von Braun
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