innfeed -s option?
julien at trigofacile.com
Sun Jan 23 21:22:40 UTC 2011
> this one is more question than patch: while fixing two typos in the
> innfeed manpage
Thanks for having caught them.
> I noticed an undocumented -s option. It makes innfeed
> spawn a child subProgram given as a value to -s
> what's the purpose of this? Can we document it, or is it obsolete and
> should be removed?
In the source code, I read:
-s command : run the given command in a subprocess and use its output as
article information instead of running under innd
so I believe it is used if someone wants to feed the output of a
long-running script to innfeed. It keeps running and waiting for
output. (I think that if innfeed is directly piped, it processes the
output once and then exits.)
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