Provided by: cnews_cr.g7-39_i386
mergeactive - bulk addition of newsgroups, merging in other site’s
mergeactive [ -# ] file ...
Mergeactive does mass addition of newsgroups to the active file, in the
way that is usually most useful: it merges in an active file obtained
from another host. The file argument(s) (standard input if none) are
concatenated, checked for various inconsistencies, and then merged in.
The merging process preserves existing newsgroups in active, adding
only ones not yet known on this host. The second and third fields of
new newsgroups are initialized to 0000000000 and 00001 respectively.
The -# option suppresses the final substitution of the new files for
the old ones, leaving the new active file as active.tmp and the new
active.times file as actimes.tmp, for testing or debugging.
Written at U of Toronto by Henry Spencer.
Does not check the new newsgroups to see whether they are in the sys
file’s subscription list for this site.
Possibly should be fussier about syntactic correctness of new newsgroup
names; at present it only checks for a few glaring mistakes.
16 Sept 1994 MERGEACTIVE(8cn)