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overchan - update the news overview database
overchan [ - | file ]
Overchan reads article data from files or standard input if none are specified. (A single
dash in the file list means to read standard input.) It uses this information to update
the news overview database. Overchan was originally designed to be used by InterNetNews
or the C News ``mkov'' packages to update the database as the articles come in. For cur-
rent inn, the database is stored by overview method. This can be done within innd(8) but,
still overchan(8) can do this, if <useoverchan in inn.conf> is ``true'' and appropriate
setup is done in newsfeeds(5). file, for example:
overview!:*:Tc,WnteO:<pathbin in inn.conf>/overchan
This data consists of a line of text, separated into four parts by a space. The first
part is a token for the article. The second part is time when the article was received.
The third part is time when the article will be expired(which represents Expires header.)
The fourth part is the data to be stored. The data in the overview files should be
expired by running expireover(8). This is normally done by adding the ``expireover'' flag
to the news.daily(8) invocation.
Written by Rob Robertson <email@example.com> and Rich $alz <firstname.lastname@example.org> for
InterNetNews. This is revision 184.108.40.206, dated 2000/08/17.
expireover(8), inn.conf(5), news.daily(8), newsfeeds(5).
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