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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.