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