innfeed -s option?

Julien ÉLIE julien at
Mon Jan 24 21:26:41 UTC 2011

Hi Florian,

>> 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.)
> I'm not sure about that; I'd think in that case innfeed keeps running
> until the script exits / closes the pipe, and that's the same for -s
> subprocesses or pipes from innd. The big difference for innd operation
> is that innfeed is spawned as an innd channel feed, i.e. it will be
> respawned by innd if it dies or after the pipe is closed e.g. during a
> reload of the newsfeeds file.

OK, thanks for the clarification.

> Subject: [PATCH] innfeed: properly document -o and -s options in both manpage and online help

Oh, "online help"…  Well, let's go for it then.

I also added a symbolic link for imapfeed(8) to innfeed(8), and 
documented the new logging (notably, "accsize", "rejsize" and the 
"%d/%.1f" syntax for "deferred" were missing in the innfeed man page).

> -Innfeed does not automatically grab the file out of out.going--this needs
> +Innfeed does not automatically grab the file out of outgoing--this needs

I believe I<pathoutgoing> is better than F<outgoing>.  (The name is a 

Julien ÉLIE

« Prouidentia, dum ortum ante obitum ponit, sapienter fecit, sin autem
   quid uitae sit notum ? » (Alphonse Allais)

More information about the inn-workers mailing list