History file space and limit problem....

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at litech.org
Tue Apr 30 20:13:19 UTC 2002

On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, Rob Morin wrote:

> I lowered the remember from the default 10 days to 5 in the
> ~news/etc/expire.ctl
> but how do I reduce the file size now?  what do I run , without
> interrupting the news server?

Run the news.daily command that appears in your news user's crontab.

> or can I just do a cat/dev/null >history.... but what will happen to the
> .dir and the db files?

Err, I guess you could stop the server and entirely wipe history, but 
presumably you care about some of the articles you have around, right?

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at litech.org

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