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post articles from outgoing spool directory and prefetch newsgroups


updatenews [ -h ] [ -v ] [ -a ] [ -g ] [ -o ] [ -l ] [ -w # ]


Updatenews  submits  all those articles that have been stored within NewsCache's outgoing-queue. If necessary the ActiveDB will be updated (see the -a option to force the update). Afterwards  retrieves all the articles from the newsgroups listed in the PrefetchFile (This can be configured in newscache.conf).  


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

-h,  --help

Show summary of options.

-v,  --version

Show version of program.

-a,  --active

Force the prefetch the active data base. Updatenews first invalidate the ActiveDB to force the update.

-g,  --group

Prefetch whole newsgroups.

-o,  --over

Only prefetch the overview database.

-l,  --lock-group

Always  lock  the newsgroup while prefetching it. This improves the performance of update- news slightly, but nobody else can read this newsgroup while prefetching.

-w,  --workers #

Use # workers for prefetching. Each worker is assigned its own newsgroup to prefetch.



See Also

newscache.conf(5), newscacheclean(8), updatenews(8).


1997-2000 Thomas Gschwind <tom@infosys.tuwien.ac.at>
2001-2004 Herbert Straub <h.straub@aon.at>

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <newscache@linuxhacker.org>.

Referenced By

newscache(8), newscacheclean(8), newscache.conf(5).

June 2004