[INN] #127: inews should insert "rnews" batch commands in dead.article

INN rra at stanford.edu
Wed Feb 18 21:49:25 UTC 2009

#127: inews should insert "rnews" batch commands in dead.article
 Reporter:  iulius       |       Owner:  eagle
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new  
 Priority:  low          |   Milestone:       
Component:  utilities    |     Version:       
 Severity:  wishlist     |    Keywords:       
 D. Stussy reports in news.software.nntp (<news:gmft6l$l6d$1 at snarked.org>):

     I think it would be useful if inews inserted an "rnews" batch command
 before each article it appends to a user's "~/dead.article" file.
 Otherwise, I don't see any way of easily splitting the file's contents for
 attempted resubmission.

 The problem, as Russ Allbery highligths, is that inews doesn't know how
 long the article it's about to write is.  D. Stussy suggests:

     Then we can "reserve" the space like is done in the active file.  If
 inews will never write an article to "~/dead.article" larger than the
 maximum article size, then we have an upper limit on the amount of space
 that need be reserved.  Otherwise, we can pad with 10 digits (for a 32-bit

Ticket URL: <http://inn.eyrie.org/trac/ticket/127>
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