Provided by: leafnode_1.11.4-2ubuntu1_i386 bug

NAME

       checkgroups - update group descriptions

SYNOPSIS

       checkgroups checkgroupsfile

DESCRIPTION

       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
       desired.

       Checkgroups  is  the program which parses checkgroup scripts to include
       new/updated group descriptions into the active file (which  is  usually
       /var/spool/news/leaf.node/groupinfo).

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

OPTIONS

       checkgroupsfile
              is  a file which contains the newsgroup name and the description
              on one line, separated by whitespace.  Checkgroups  scripts  are
              sometimes  sent out by news administrators (e.g. in the bionet.*
              hierarchy).

ENVIRONMENT

       LN_LOCK_TIMEOUT
              This variable  is  parsed  as  an  unsigned  integer  value  and
              determines how many seconds checkgroups 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.

AUTHOR

       Written  by  Cornelius  Krasel   <krasel@wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de>.
       Copyright 1997-1999.

       Modified   by   Matthias  Andree  <matthias.andree@gmx.de>.   Copyright
       2002-2004.

       Leafnode was originally written by Arnt Gulbrandsen  <agulbra@troll.no>
       and  is  copyright 1995-96 Troll Tech AS, Postboks 6133 Etterstad, 0602
       Oslo, Norway, fax +47 22646949.

SEE ALSO

       leafnode(8), texpire(8), RFC 977.