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INNSTAT(8) InterNetNews Documentation INNSTAT(8)


innstat - Print snapshot of INN system




The innstat script prints a snapshot of the INN system. It is notably run by news.daily, which integrates its output in daily Usenet reports.

innstat displays the following information:

  • the operating mode of the server, as returned by "ctlinnd mode";
  • the disk usage of several directories: patharticles, pathdb, pathetc, pathincoming, pathlog, pathoutgoing, pathoverview, and pathtmp. If used, the disk usage of the patharchive and pathhttp directories are also reported;
  • the overview buffer usage, if using the buffindexed overview;
  • the size of all batch files in pathoutgoing;
  • the size of the errlog, news, news.crit, news.err, and news.notice log files in pathlog;
  • the size of all lock files in pathrun;
  • the current open connections from remote servers to innd.


Written by Landon Curt Noll <> and Rich $alz <> for InterNetNews. Rewritten into POD by Julien Elie.


inndf(8), news.daily(8), newslog(5).

2024-04-01 INN 2.7.2