another news.daily question

Russ Allbery rra at
Wed Apr 12 09:31:48 UTC 2000

Qonita <qoni198 at> writes:

> What's the effect of not running news.daily daily?
> Will there be some problems if news.daily isn't executed at all?

Yes, your history file will grow without bound and articles posted to
groups will never have their overview information expired (and possibly
will never expire themselves, depending on the storage mechanism you
use).  The news logs will never be rotated and will also grow without

But it isn't necessary to run it every day, for a smaller site.  You can
get away with running it less frequently in some circumstances.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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