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checkgroups(8)

Leafnode
1.11.11

leafnode

implements a store & forward NNTP proxy (client and server) with IPv4 and IPv6

NAME

checkgroups - update group descriptions

SYNOPSIS

checkgroups [GLOBAL OPTIONS] [checkgroups script [...]]

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".

OPTIONS

For a description of the GLOBAL OPTIONS, see leafnode(8).
checkgroups script
is a file which contains the newsgroup name and the description on one line, separated by a whitespace. Checkgroups scripts are sent out regularly for some hierarchies by their news administrators.

AUTHOR

Written and Copyright 1997, 1998, 1999 by Cornelius Krasel <>.
Written and Copyright 2002 by Ralf Wildenhues <>.
Written and Copyright 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 by Matthias Andree <>.
Leafnode was originally written by Arnt Gulbrandsen <> and is copyright 1995-96 Troll Tech AS, Postboks 6133 Etterstad, 0602 Oslo, Norway, fax +47 22646949.

SEE ALSO

tcpd(8), hosts.allow(5), leafnode(8), texpire(8), RFC 977

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