checkactive

CHECKACTIVE(8CN)                                              CHECKACTIVE(8CN)



NAME
       checkactive - check format of news active file

SYNOPSIS
       checkactive [ -q ] [ -n ] [ -i ] [ file ]

DESCRIPTION
       Checkactive checks the format of news's active file (or the named file,
       if specified), and also checks the file for consistency with the sys
       file.  Complaints, if any, are produced on standard output.

       The -n (numeric fields okay) option suppresses checking of the
       relationship between the two middle (numeric) fields, for the case
       where they are about to be rebuilt.

       The -q (quick) option suppresses one test, precise checking of the
       format of newsgroup names, which is relatively slow for a large active
       file.

       The -i (incomplete) option indicates that the input is only part of an
       active file and might be incomplete, e.g. it might not have entries for
       the ``control'' and ``junk'' pseudo-newsgroups.

SEE ALSO
       newsdb(5)

HISTORY
       Written at U of Toronto by Henry Spencer.

BUGS
       There's no good reason why name-format checking has to be so slow.



                                  5 Feb 1995                  CHECKACTIVE(8CN)