Provided by: cnews_cr.g7-39_i386
checkactive - check format of news active file
checkactive [ -q ] [ -n ] [ -i ] [ file ]
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
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.
Written at U of Toronto by Henry Spencer.
There’s no good reason why name-format checking has to be so slow.
5 Feb 1995 CHECKACTIVE(8cn)