Batcher and it's man page.
kjonca at poczta.onet.pl
Tue Oct 20 21:33:23 UTC 2009
Julien ÉLIE <julien at trigofacile.com> writes:
> Hi Kamil,
>> 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
Yes, I'm pretty sure that it is not an error in code, but in manual.
But this error existed for nearly 10 years ... (I think)
> You can also look at a previous version of innxmit in case you want to
> backport the code, if it still works.
Yes, but I don't know if it is "desirable" feature. I tried to use it
(batcher's -S flag) because I have to deal with some "archive" spools
and processing thousands of files with shell scripts is rather
slow, so I searched for somthing faster.
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