newsgroup usage

Donald Roeber droeber at
Mon Dec 13 13:49:55 UTC 2004

On Dec 13, 2004, at 3:02 AM, Praveen Ramaswamy wrote:

> How Do I know usage of a newsgroup...Like a news group is used or not, 
> when
> it was last accessed.

We keep track of postings in a few hierarchies with this simple command:

egrep '^(upenn|list)' /usr/local/news/db/active | awk '{print $1, $2}' 
| sort | gzip 

Hopefully that'll be useful to you.

Donald Roeber
ISC Networking

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