Subba Rao wrote:
I have never used any filters so I can't help you with that. Seems that you> Hello again,
> Now that I have my local Leafnode News working, I tried to setup some
> filters. This is what my filters file looks like:
> ^Newsgroups:.*[, ]alt.flame$
> ^Newsgroups:.*[, ]alt.flame,
> ^Newsgroups:.*[, ].*erotic.*
> I added the last line to avoid download or attempting to download
> anything from newsgroups with the text "*erotic*".
> For testing, I subscribed to one of the groups and it started to
> download news items from that group. I thought the filter is supposed
> to block that.
> How can I configure Leafnode not download any groups with some text such
> as *erotic* or *binaries* etc?
> Also, how can I delete these files that were downloaded by Leafnode? I
> have unsubscribed from that group. Does that mean Leafnode will clean
> up and delete those files OR do I have to login as root and delete them
> Thank you in advance for any help.
should subscribe to Leafnode's mailing list, which is VERY busy. Go to
As regards the exisitng messages, these are deleted by the texpire
executable after the maximum number of days set by your config. file. If
you don't touch that ng again with your newsreader, downloading will stop
after 7 days. To stop downloading now, go to
/var/spool/news/interesting.groups/ as root and delete the entries for the
groups you don't want. This will only stop leafnode from fetching those
groups. Existing messages will still be expired by texpire. You should set
up texpire as a cron job. Instructions are in the INSTALL file.
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