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Provided by: newsx_1.6-2_i386

 

NAME

        in.hosts - newsx incoming host state
 

DESCRIPTION

        The in.hosts directory contains the necessary state information for the
newsx(8).
 
        For    each    incoming    news    source,    there    must    be     a
        /var/spool/news/in.hosts/spoolname  file that describes what the latest
        article is that has been fetched from that particular host.
 
        If you want to get all news articles in all the groups defined at  your
        local server, do nothing and let the file be constructed automatically.
newsx(8)  end
        tags  to  control when certain newsgroups are fetched, or using .newsrc
        article numbers to avoid fetching articles you’ve already seen, require
        setting up the in.hosts file for the server by hand.
 
        The format of this file is simple:
 
        Blank lines and lines starting with a ’#’ are treated as comments.
 
        Lines starting with a ’:’ indicate a tag for use with the newsx -e (end
        tag) option.
 
        Otherwise, each line consists of a newsgroup name and the first  unread
        article  number,  separated  by  whitespace.   No article number is the
        same as zero, meaning that all available articles on the server will be
        read.
 
        It  is  important to realize that there is one unique file belonging to
        each remote newsserver, and that they should not be mixed.
 
        If switching from reading news via an NNTP newsreader to fetching  with
        newsx,  it  is possible to use an existing .newsrc file directly as the
        initial /var/spool/news/in.hosts/spoolname file.
 

FILES

        /var/spool/news/in.hosts/spoolname
               Incoming host state file.  There should  be  one  of  these  per
               external news server.
 
        /var/spool/news/in.hosts/spoolname.tmp
               Incoming spool, temporary (while news is being pulled).
 
        /var/spool/news/in.hosts/spoolname.old
               Previous generation of the external host state file.
 
        /etc/newsx/spoolname.conf
newsx.conf(5) for file
        format.
 

AUTHOR

        Egil Kvaleberg <egil@kvaleberg.no>
newsx(8)
 
IN.HOSTS(5)
 

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