nntidy - tidy your personal .newsrc file
[ - aciNQrsuv
] [ group ]...
will clean out non-existing groups, adjust obviously wrong article
numbers, and remove badly formed lines from your .newsrc file.
It may optionally remove ignored groups, unsubscribed groups, and groups which
are not part of your presentation sequence or the groups specified on the
You should run nntidy
if your rc file has been corrupted for some reason.
- Equivalent to -cisu.
- Remove unrecognized lines. This will also remove the `options' line used
by some older news readers, such as readnews(1)
- Remove entries for groups which are ignored in the database, e.g. entries
marked with `X' in the GROUPS file.
- Remove entries for unsubscribed groups.
- Remove entries which are not included in the group presentation sequence
defined in the init file. If one or more groups are specified on the
command line, entries not matched by these groups (and their subgroups
etc) will be removed.
Notice that depending on how you construct the presentation sequence, this
may cause unsubscribed groups to be removed from .newsrc, but this will
not normally happen.
- Truncate entries for unsubscribed groups, by removing the article numbers
and leaving only the news group name and the `!' mark.
- Verbose operation. Reports each change made to the .newsrc file.
- No update mode. The requested operations are performed, but the result is
not written back to disk. This can be used with the -v option to
see whether tidying is required.
- Quiet operation. The version information is not printed.
~/.newsrc The record of read articles
~/.newsrc.tidy The original rc file before tidy
nn(1), nncheck(1), nngoback(1), nngrab(1), nngrep(1), nnpost(1)
nnadmin(1M), nnusage(1M), nnmaster(8)
Kim F. Storm, Texas Instruments A/S, Denmark