Manual Reference Pages - NNCHECK (1)
nncheck - check for unread articles
nncheck [ -Q -r -t ] [ -f format ]
nncheck will report if there are some articles on the system which you have not read.
Without options, nncheck will simply print a message reporting
the number of unread articles with the following format:
There are 327 unread articles in 25 groups
and when there are no unread articles, the following message will be
No News (is good news)
nncheck will exit with a value of 0 if there are unread
articles, and 99 if there is no news (see the exception for the -r
It is important to notice that even though unread articles have been
reported by nncheck, the actual number of unread articles may be
much lower (or even zero) when nn is invoked to read
the articles. This is because the calculation of the number of unread
articles is only based on recorded article number intervals. Invoking
nn to read the articles may reveal that the articles have
previously been read in another news group, have been expired, or are
killed using the
The following options are used to modify the amount and format of the
output from nncheck:
Quiet operation. No output is produced, only the exit status indicate
whether there is unread news.
Print the name of each group with unread articles, and how many unread
articles there are (not counting split digests!).
Output a single integer value specifying the number of unread
articles, and exit with a 0 status (somebody told me this would be
Output the number of unread articles using the specified format. The
format is a text that may contain the following %-escapes:
%-code resulting output
%u "uuu unread articles"
%g "ggg groups"
%i "is" if 1 unread article, else "are"
uuu is the number of unread articles, and
ggg is the number of groups with unread articles.
For example, the default output format is
"There %i %u in %g"
which I prefer to the following less perfect format:
"There are %U unread article(s) in %G group(s)"
~/.newsrc The record of read articles
$db/MASTERThe database master index
nn(1), nngoback(1), nngrab(1), nngrep(1), nnpost(1), nntidy(1)
nnadmin(1M), nnusage(1M), nnmaster(1M)
Kim F. Storm, Texas Instruments A/S, Denmark
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