Toon van der Pas toon at
Fri Mar 10 22:27:38 UTC 2006

On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 11:25:20AM -0500, Jeffrey M. Vinocur wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Mar 2006, Bernt Hansson wrote:
> > method tradspool {
> >          newsgroups: se.*,swnet.*,@*
> >          class: 50
> > }
> > 
> > The last @*. Does that mean that articles crossposted outside the
> > first 2 hierarchies is not stored in that method?
> Well, that's what the @ notation means, but unless I'm awfully
> confused, putting @* at the end means that -nothing- will be stored
> in that method.
> Right?  Anybody disagree?

The uwildmat manpage says:

	"If none of the patterns match, the whole expression doesn't
	match.  Otherwise, whether the expression matches is
	determined entirely by the rightmost matching pattern;
	the expression matches the text if and only if the
	rightmost matching pattern is not negated."

The last pattern in the newsgroups: line is a catchall, and because
it's a poison (@) that means that no articles will be stored.


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