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IN.HOSTS(5)		      File Formats Manual		   IN.HOSTS(5)

NAME
       in.hosts	- newsx	incoming host state

DESCRIPTION
       The in.hosts directory contains the necessary state information for the
       incoming	news streams fetched by	newsx(8).

       For  each  incoming   news   source,   there   must   be	  a   /usr/lo-
       cal/news/spool/inhosts/spoolname	 file  that  describes what the	latest
       article is that has been	fetched	from that particular host.

       If you want to get all news articles in all the groups defined at  your
       local server, do	nothing	and let	the file be constructed	automatically.
       Other choices, such as using multiple cron(8) entries and newsx(8)  end
       tags  to	 control when certain newsgroups are fetched, or using .newsrc
       article numbers to avoid	fetching articles you've already seen, require
       setting up the in.hosts file for	the server by hand.

       The format of this file is simple:

       Blank lines and lines starting with a '#' are treated as	comments.

       Lines starting with a ':' indicate a tag	for use	with the newsx -e (end
       tag) option.

       Otherwise, each line consists of	a newsgroup name and the first	unread
       article	number,	 separated  by	whitespace.   No article number	is the
       same as zero, meaning that all available	articles on the	server will be
       read.

       It  is  important to realize that there is one unique file belonging to
       each remote newsserver, and that	they should not	be mixed.

       If switching from reading news via an NNTP newsreader to	fetching  with
       newsx,  it  is possible to use an existing .newsrc file directly	as the
       initial /usr/local/news/spool/inhosts/spoolname file.

FILES
       /usr/local/news/spool/inhosts/spoolname
	      Incoming host state file.	 There should be one of	these per  ex-
	      ternal news server.

       /usr/local/news/spool/inhosts/spoolname.tmp
	      Incoming spool, temporary	(while news is being pulled).

       /usr/local/news/spool/inhosts/spoolname.old
	      Previous generation of the external host state file.

       /usr/local/news/spool/articles/in.hosts/spoolname.conf
       Standard	 profile  for  specific	newsspool.  See	newsx.conf(5) for file
       format.

AUTHOR
       Egil Kvaleberg <egil@kvaleberg.no>

SEE ALSO
       newsx(8)

								   IN.HOSTS(5)

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