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       applyfilter - apply filter settings to news spool


       applyfilter [-v] ... newsgroup


       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

       Applyfilter  is the program to apply filter settings to your newsspool,
       particularly after changes that were not in  effect  at  the  time  the
       articles  were  downloaded  with  fetchnews. Applyfilter is used if you
       want to remove postings from  your  spool  matching  a  certain  filter
       pattern  (see  FILES  below). If the headers of an article match any of
       the filtering rules, the article is being deleted from the newsgroup.

       Applyfilter sets its real and effective uid to "news".


       -v     Be verbose.

              is the newsgroup you want to apply the filter to.


       A file the patch of which is defined  with  the  filterfile  option  of
       /etc/news/leafnode/filters contains the set of filtering rules that are
       applied to the newsspool.  Each rule must be on a separate line.  Empty
       lines  and  comments  (marked  by a # at the beginning of the line) are

       Each rule is a regular expression. For example, the  following  set  of
       rulings will delete all crosspostings to alt.flame.

       ^Newsgroups:.*[, ]alt.flame$
       ^Newsgroups:.*[, ]alt.flame,

       ^Newsgroups:  indicates  that the pattern should only be applied to the
       Newsgroups: header. After the header, an arbitrary number of characters
       may  follow, ending in either a comma or a space. After that, alt.flame
       must be in the line, either at the end of the line (first entry) or  in
       the middle of the line, followed by other newsgroups (second entry).


              This  variable  is  parsed  as  an  unsigned  integer  value and
              determines how many seconds applyfilter will wait when trying to
              obtain  the  lock file from another leafnode program. 0 means to
              wait indefinitely.  This  variable  takes  precedence  over  the
              configuration file.


       Written   by  Cornelius  Krasel  <>.
       Copyright 1999.

       Updated by Matthias Andree <>.  Copyright 2002  -

       Leafnode  was originally written by Arnt Gulbrandsen <>
       and is copyright 1995-96 Troll Tech AS, Postboks 6133  Etterstad,  0602
       Oslo, Norway, fax +47 22646949.


       leafnode(8), fetchnews(8), texpire(8).