|checkgroups(8)||System Manager's Manual||checkgroups(8)|
NAME¶checkgroups - update group descriptions
DESCRIPTION¶Leafnode is a USENET package intended for small sites, where there are few users and little disk space, but where a large number of groups is desired.
Checkgroups is the program which parses checkgroup scripts to include new/updated group descriptions into the active file (which is usually /var/spool/news/leaf.node/groupinfo).
Checkgroups sets its real and effective uid to "news".
- is a file which contains the newsgroup name and the description on one line, separated by whitespace. Checkgroups scripts are sometimes sent out by news administrators (e.g. in the bionet.* hierarchy).
- This variable is parsed as an unsigned integer value and determines how many seconds checkgroups will wait when trying to obtain the lock file from another leafnode program. 0 means to wait indefinitely. This variable takes precedence over the configuration file.
AUTHOR¶Written by Cornelius Krasel <email@example.com>. Copyright 1997 – 1999.
Modified by Matthias Andree <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Copyright 2002 – 2004.
Leafnode was originally written by Arnt Gulbrandsen <email@example.com> and is copyright 1995 – 1996 Troll Tech AS, Postboks 6133 Etterstad, 0602 Oslo, Norway, fax +47 22646949.
SEE ALSO¶leafnode(8), texpire(8), RFC 977.