Removing unwanted Newsgroups

Pavel V. Knyazev pasha at
Fri Apr 19 15:09:21 UTC 2002

> I wanted to find out how I could move servers and remove some unwanted
> When I created the my current news service, I had used the active file
from a peer server that had over 15000 bogus (hipcrime) newsgroups created
as well. These are now on my server as well. How do I remove all these
unwanted newsgroups?

grep -v hipcrime active > active- && mv active- active

But don't forget to stop the server before doing this,
and don't worry about notices - they won't be sent.


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