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checkgroups(8)		    System Manager's Manual		checkgroups(8)

NAME
       checkgroups - update group descriptions

SYNOPSIS
       checkgroups checkgroupsfile

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/leafnode/leaf.node/groupinfo).

       Checkgroups sets	its real and effective uid to "news".

OPTIONS
       checkgroupsfile
	      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).

ENVIRONMENT
       LN_LOCK_TIMEOUT
	      This variable is parsed as an unsigned integer value and	deter-
	      mines  how many seconds checkgroups will wait when trying	to ob-
	      tain the lock file from another leafnode	program.  0  means  to
	      wait  indefinitely. This variable	takes precedence over the con-
	      figuration file.

AUTHOR
       Written	by  Cornelius  Krasel	<krasel@wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de>.
       Copyright 1997 -	1999.

       Modified	  by   Matthias	 Andree	 <matthias.andree@gmx.de>.   Copyright
       2002 - 2004.

       Leafnode	was originally written by Arnt Gulbrandsen  <agulbra@troll.no>
       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.

leafnode			    1.11.11			checkgroups(8)

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