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Manual Reference Pages  -  MERGEACTIVE (8)

NAME

mergeactive - bulk addition of newsgroups, merging in other site’s active file

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
See Also
History
Bugs

SYNOPSIS

mergeactive [ -# ] file ...

DESCRIPTION

Mergeactive does mass addition of newsgroups to the active file, in the way that is usually most useful: it merges in an active file obtained from another host. The file argument(s) (standard input if none) are concatenated, checked for various inconsistencies, and then merged in.

The merging process preserves existing newsgroups in active, adding only ones not yet known on this host. The second and third fields of new newsgroups are initialized to 0000000000 and 00001 respectively.

The -# option suppresses the final substitution of the new files for the old ones, leaving the new active file as active.tmp and the new active.times file as actimes.tmp, for testing or debugging.

SEE ALSO

newsdb(5), addgroup(8CN)

HISTORY

Written at U of Toronto by Henry Spencer.

BUGS

Does not check the new newsgroups to see whether they are in the sys file’s subscription list for this site.

Possibly should be fussier about syntactic correctness of new newsgroup names; at present it only checks for a few glaring mistakes.

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