checkgroups man page

checkgroups — update group descriptions


checkgroups checkgroupsfile


Leafnode is a USENET package intended for small sites, where there are few users and little disk space, but where a large number of groups is desired.

Checkgroups is the program which parses checkgroup scripts to include new/updated group descriptions into the active file (which is usually /var/spool/news/leaf.node/groupinfo).

Checkgroups sets its real and effective uid to "news".


is a file which contains the newsgroup name and the description on one line, separated by whitespace. Checkgroups scripts are sometimes sent out by news administrators (e.g. in the bionet.* hierarchy).


This variable is parsed as an unsigned integer value and determines how many seconds checkgroups will wait when trying to obtain the lock file from another leafnode program. 0 means to wait indefinitely. This variable takes precedence over the configuration file.


Written by Cornelius Krasel <krasel@wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de>. Copyright 1997 – 1999.

Modified by Matthias Andree <matthias.andree@gmx.de>. Copyright 2002 – 2004.

Leafnode was originally written by Arnt Gulbrandsen <agulbra@troll.no> and is copyright 1995 – 1996 Troll Tech AS, Postboks 6133 Etterstad, 0602 Oslo, Norway, fax +47 22646949.

See Also

leafnode(8), texpire(8), RFC 977.

Referenced By


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leafnode 1.11.11