moving articles to another group

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Fri Jun 29 18:02:50 UTC 2007

tblader wrote:
> Hello All.
> How do I move some articles from one group to another using innd-2.3.1?
The problem is that if this is a reader server, they are in overview as 
well as history. And if these are usenet groups instead of local groups 
you will create followups to incorrect groups by attempting to regroup.

The easiest way is to write a tiny script to read each article, change 
the Newsgroups and Message-ID lines, and resubmit it as a new post. Then 
after you confirm that this "worked" as well as this endeavor ever does, 
you can delete the old copies with ctlinnd (not by hand, please).

In general this is more work and less successful than you would expect.

bill davidsen <davidsen at>
  CTO TMR Associates, Inc
  Doing interesting things with small computers since 1979

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