Manual Reference Pages - MERGEACTIVE (8)
mergeactive - bulk addition of newsgroups, merging in other sites active file
-# ] file ...
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.
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.
-# 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.
Written at U of Toronto by Henry Spencer.
Does not check the new newsgroups
to see whether they are in the
sys files 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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