newsgroup names changes

tom tblader at flamcorp.com
Thu Dec 13 18:57:37 UTC 2001


> > 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/
> 
> Ok...so it was a one-to-one renaming, then?


yep.  Every messgae was filed by hand in a new directory
and the new (directory) newsgroup got re-created.


> 
> > Newsgroups: defr_wb4321den687491
> > Xref: andromeda.xxx.com 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?


here is the xref sfrom one group I've been playing with.  Only 3 of the messages (>>)
show up when Netscape connects to the server to subscribe to a group.


[root at andromeda (177):]# fgrep Xref *
(>>)1:Xref: andromeda.flamcorp.com molds.denso.4062p:1
10:Xref: andromeda.flamcorp.com defr_wb4321den687491:10
11:Xref: andromeda.flamcorp.com defr_wb4321den687491:11
(>>)12:Xref: andromeda.flamcorp.com molds.denso.4062p:12 molds.denso.4068p:3
molds.denso.4069p:13 
(>>)13:Xref: andromeda.flamcorp.com molds.denso.4062p:13 molds.denso.4068p:4
molds.denso.4069p:14
2:Xref: andromeda.flamcorp.com defr_wb4321den687491:2
3:Xref: andromeda.flamcorp.com defr_wb4321den687491:3
4:Xref: andromeda.flamcorp.com defr_wb4321den687491:4
5:Xref: andromeda.flamcorp.com defr_wb4321den687491:5
6:Xref: andromeda.flamcorp.com defr_wb4321den687491:6
7:Xref: andromeda.flamcorp.com defr_wb4321den687491:7
8:Xref: andromeda.flamcorp.com defr_wb4321den687491:8
9:Xref: andromeda.flamcorp.com defr_wb4321den687491:9
[12:53][Dir: /usr/local/innd/spool/articles/molds/denso/4062p]


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