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

NAME
       texpire - delete	old news articles and repair leafnode news spool

SYNOPSIS
       texpire [-v[...]] [-q] [-f] [-h]	[-r]

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.

       Texpire	is  the	program	which deletes old articles from	the local news
       spool and repairs most problems of the news spool. It can restore  bro-
       ken  hard  links,  re-sort  message.id links into the right directories
       (necessary when the spool has been moved	to a different path)  and  up-
       date  overview  data. It	can not	repair loss of @spooldir@/news/group/*
       files.

       Archive feature:	If a groupexpire parameter is set to -1	for a particu-
       lar group (or pattern), texpire will skip this (these) groups.

OPTIONS
       -v     Be  verbose.   A maximum of four -v can be used (the more	v, the
	      more verbose).  Don't expect all the output to make sense.  Can-
	      cels preceding -q	options.

       -f     Force  expire. Expire will be made regardless of the access time
	      of the file.  Especially useful if  you  regularly  backup  your
	      news  spool  or  do  other  things to it where you open files in
	      there.

       -q     Quiet. Print no messages unless problems occur. Cancels  preced-
	      ing -v options.

       -r     Repair (since v1.9.54). Runs a more thorough yet slower check to
	      detect broken hard links between articles	and message.id files.

       -h     Help. Print short	usage message and exit with code 0.

FILES
       See leafnode(8) for the list of files affected.

NOTES
       Texpire sets its	real and effective uid to "news" (if it	can),  because
       almost  all  of	the problems I have had	with leafnode are due to files
       which aren't writable for user "news".

BUGS
       Texpire may not delete an article as soon as it should in certain  cir-
       cumstances, for instance	after backing up or restoring data; eventually
       it will.

       Texpire ignores "Expires" headers.

       Texpire is unable to delete articles in groups which have  non-consecu-
       tive numbers with huge gaps.

       Texpire does not	delete thread-based, but is only looking at individual
       articles, although the  leafnode	 documentation	of  previous  versions
       claimed otherwise.

       Texpire	only  removes  the innermost empty directory when all articles
       expire from a group. On the next	run, it	will remove the	parent,	 which
       then  is	 empty again, so eventually, empty directories will be deleted
       after some texpire runs.

ENVIRONMENT
       LN_LOCK_TIMEOUT
	      This variable is parsed as an unsigned integer value and	deter-
	      mines  how  many seconds texpire will wait when trying to	obtain
	      the lock file from another leafnode program. 0 means to wait in-
	      definitely.  This	 variable takes	precedence over	the configura-
	      tion file.

AUTHOR
       Written by Arnt Gulbrandsen <agulbra@troll.no> and copyright 1995 Troll
       Tech AS,	Postboks 6133 Etterstad, 0602 Oslo, Norway, fax	+47 22646949.

       Modified	 by  Cornelius	Krasel	<krasel@wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de>.
       Copyright of the	modifications 1997 - 1999.

       Modified	Ralf Wildenhues	 <ralf.wildenhues@gmx.de>.  Copyright  of  the
       modifications 2002.

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

       The   archive   feature	 was   contributed   by	  Andreas    Meininger
       <a.meininger@gmx.net>.

SEE ALSO
       tcpd(8),	hosts.allow(5),	leafnode(8), fetchnews(8), RFC 977.

leafnode			    1.11.11			    texpire(8)

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