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[leafnode-list] Re: Does 'expire' really mean what it says?



On Wed, 2 Dec 2009 19:29:42 +0000 Chris G <cl@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 07:20:22PM +0100, Matthias Andree wrote:
> > Am 02.12.2009, 18:28 Uhr, schrieb Chris G <cl@xxxxxxxx>:
> >> At the top of my leafnode config file I have:-
> >>
> >>     ## Unread articles will be deleted after this many days if
> >>     ## you don't define special expire times. Mandatory.
> >>     expire = 20
> >>
> >> Does it really mean *unread* articles will be deleted after 20 days?

[...]

> > If someone wants to help leafnode, feel free to write this up for  
> > leafnode-2 and create a patch or a new section for texpire.8.in
> > and/or leafnode.8.in. You will be credited in the NEWS file. :)

[...]

> What the rules for texpire actually mean is that any article that has
> not been read for 'expire' days will be deleted.  I guess the subtlety
> is that 'unread for 20 days' is very different from 'unread'.

Perhaps a better wording for the sample config file might be:

    Articles will be deleted after being unread for this many days if you
    don't define special expire times.  Mandatory.

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