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MERGEACTIVE(8CN)					      MERGEACTIVE(8CN)

NAME
       mergeactive  - bulk addition of newsgroups, merging in other site's ac-
       tive file

SYNOPSIS
       mergeactive [ -#	] file ...

DESCRIPTION
       Mergeactive does	mass addition of newsgroups to the active file,	in the
       way  that  is usually most useful: it merges in an active file obtained
       from another host.  The file argument(s)	(standard input	if  none)  are
       concatenated, checked for various inconsistencies, and then merged in.

       The  merging  process  preserves	 existing newsgroups in	active,	adding
       only ones not yet known on this host.  The second and third  fields  of
       new newsgroups are initialized to 0000000000 and	00001 respectively.

       The  -#	option	suppresses the final substitution of the new files for
       the old ones, leaving the new active file as active.tmp and the new ac-
       tive.times file as actimes.tmp, for testing or debugging.

SEE ALSO
       newsdb(5), addgroup(8CN)

HISTORY
       Written at U of Toronto by Henry	Spencer.

BUGS
       Does  not  check	 the new newsgroups to see whether they	are in the sys
       file's subscription list	for this site.

       Possibly	should be fussier about	syntactic correctness of new newsgroup
       names; at present it only checks	for a few glaring mistakes.

				 16 Sept 1994		      MERGEACTIVE(8CN)

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