Provided by: cnews_cr.g7-39_i386 bug

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)