newsgroup names changes

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Thu Dec 13 18:41:11 UTC 2001

On Thu, 13 Dec 2001, tom wrote:

> Thanks for the reply..

Please send mail to inn-workers at, not me personally.

> From what I understand, the newsgroup "directory" names were renamed
> by "brute force" and the active file rebuilt by something like:
> recursive_directory_listing | magical_parse | ctlinnd newgroup $dir
> example:
> newsgroup was:
> --------------
> 	/usr/local/innd/spool/articles/defr_wb4321den687491
> newsgroup now:
> --------------
> 	/usr/local/innd/spool/articles/molds/denso/4062p/ it was a one-to-one renaming, then?

> Newsgroups: defr_wb4321den687491
> Xref: defr_wb4321den687491:8

Here's the clincher.  Is it the case that for all messages, both old and
new, the article number in Xref (the "8" at the end of the line above)
matches the name of the file?

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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