Batcher and it's man page.
julien at trigofacile.com
Tue Oct 20 21:01:03 UTC 2009
> man batcher:
> All other lines in the input should consist of one or two fields
> separated by a single space. The first field is either the storage API
> token of an article or the name of a file holding an article.
> -S spool
> Specifies an additional spool directory to search in for
> articles. If this option is given, the first field of an
> input line is a relative path name, and if the article isn't
> found in patharticles, it is also looked for under spool.
> Unfortunately, it looks like that batcher ignores filenames, and
> properly process only lines with storage tokens in them.
Oh, you're quite right.
It appears that batcher does not deal with path names. The -S flag
should no longer exist!
See revision 2444 (October 1999):
Strange that such a feature disappeared in archive, batcher and cvtbatch...
It does not seem to be an error since the warning "not token" was clearly
Yet, there is dead code like:
/* Go to where the articles are. */
if (chdir(innconf->patharticles) < 0)
sysdie("%s cannot chdir to %s", Host, innconf->patharticles);
/* Strip of leading spool pathname. */
if (line == '/'
&& line[strlen(innconf->patharticles)] == '/'
&& strncmp(line, innconf->patharticles, strlen(innconf->patharticles)) == 0)
p = line + strlen(innconf->patharticles) + 1;
p = line;
> Is it planned restoration of handling lines with filenames? (Or I have
> to write it by myself? :) )
I see that innxmit can still handle both of them (though the documentation
only mentions tokens!).
** Open an article. If the argument is a token, retrieve the article via
** the storage API. Otherwise, open the file and fake up an ARTHANDLE for
** it. Only fill in those fields that we'll need. Articles not retrieved
** via the storage API will have a type of TOKEN_EMPTY.
static ARTHANDLE *
article_open(const char *path, const char *id)
You can also look at a previous version of innxmit in case you want to
backport the code, if it still works.
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