Additional localgroups file for LIST NEWSGROUPS

Russ Allbery rra at
Mon Nov 16 01:51:02 UTC 2009

Julien ÉLIE <julien at> writes:

> Hi Russ,

>>> The file <pathetc>/localgroups may contain additional newsgroups
>>> descriptions not present in <pathdb>/newsgroups; maybe we could
>>> append them, if any, to the result of LIST NEWSGROUPS.
>>> Any worries about that?
>> The only drawback I can think of is if there are duplicates between it and
>> the newsgroups file; then it might get a little bit confusing.

> One may also have duplicates in the newsgroups file...
> Nothing checks that (except docheckgroups for managed hierarchies).

Yeah, I used to run a script on my servers that would clean up any
duplicates in the newsgroups file.  But the localgroups would duplicate
the newsgroups file by design (for groups that haven't been removed but
that one doesn't want to go away even if they are), as opposed to just by

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