Manual Reference Pages - MKHISTORY (8)
mkhistory - rebuild news history file
-s sizemultiplier ]
Mkhistory rebuilds the history file and its auxiliaries to match the articles
mkhistory uses a reasonable default size for the
index database; if the
-s option is given, the expected number of entries in the history database
is taken to be the number of articles found in /var/news times
Mkhistory is fairly slow and locks the whole news
system for the duration of the run, so it should not be run casually.
/var/lib/news/history.pagdbm database for history file
/var/lib/news/history.dirdbm database for history file
/var/lib/news/history.n*new history file and dbm files abuilding
Written at U of Toronto by Henry Spencer.
Mkhistory is inherently incapable of reconstructing history-file lines corresponding
to expired articles.
Protection against old articles reappearing is thus somewhat limited for
a while after the history file is rebuilt.
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