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overview.fmt - format of news overview database
The file <pathetc in inn.conf>/overview.fmt specifies the organization of the news over-
view database. Blank lines and lines beginning with a number sign (``#'') are ignored.
The order of lines in this file is important; it determines the order in which the fields
will appear in the database.
Most lines will consist of an article header name, optionally followed by a colon. A
trailing set of lines can have the word ``full'' appear after the colon; this indicates
that the header should appear as well as its value.
If this file is changed, new overview records will be constructed with the modified for-
mat. If it is desired to update existing records, it is necessary to rebuild the existing
overview database using makehistory(8) after removing all existing overview files.
``Xref:full'' must be included, or innd(8) and other programs which utilize overview
method cannot start.
The default file, show below, is compatible with Geoff Collyer's ``nov'' package:
Usually the only modifications which should be made to the default file are additions of
new fields to the end of the file; all such fields should have ``full'' after the colon.
The first eight fields should remain in the same order as above.
Written by Rich $alz <firstname.lastname@example.org> for InterNetNews. Intended to be compatible
with the nov package written by Geoff Collyer <email@example.com>. This is revision
188.8.131.52, dated 2002/01/05.
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