emergency problem/question

Chuck chuck at sbbsnet.net
Mon Feb 17 16:17:35 UTC 2003

Thank you and Win much for your quick responses. I am sure below will
work. It would be so convenient to have a ctlinnd -d --thread
"threadname"  --group "groupname"

or some such.....



On Mon, 2003-02-17 at 10:54, Jeffrey M. Vinocur wrote:
> On 17 Feb 2003, Chuck wrote:
> >  I am sure by searching I can find this answer, and I normally do that
> >  first, but this requires my immediate attention with no time to
> >  research. I need to completely delete several threads in a local
> >  newsgroup that does not get distributed but can't quickly find a
> >  'simple' way of doing it. This is one of those threads that must be
> >  eliminated quickly. Basically it's adult content in a kids only forum.
> As Wim mentions, `ctlinnd cancel` should work.  However, if nnrpdcheckart 
> in inn.conf is false, it's possible that the Subject lines will still 
> appear in the article listing until the next expireover run (but the 
> bodies of the articles will definitely be gone).  If this is a problem, 
> you can run expireover manually (check the news user's crontab for the 
> appropriate invocation).
> You may be able to use a posting filter in the future, if it's fairly easy 
> to programatically distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate 
> posts.

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