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Short:Updates Active file from ".next" files.
Author:leo at hampschl.demon.co.uk (Leo Davidson)
Uploader:leo hampschl demon co uk (Leo Davidson)
Type:comm/news
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:1995-07-16
Download:http://aminet.net/comm/news/nta_11ld.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/comm/news/nta_11ld.readme
Downloads:1342

Purpose
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Updates the 'Active' file (eg "UULIB:Active") using the ".next" files put
in each newsgroup directory by most news unbatchers.

Written so that I could continue using PurgeNews after going back to a
batched news system.


Features of note
----------------

o It displays a nice table of the groups, the highest and lowest messages,
  and the total number of messages.
o It uses a nice proportional progress bar to show you what's going on while
  it writes out the new 'Active' file.
o Backs up your old 'Active' file in case something goes wrong.
o It's in ARexx so you can customise it however you want. (I could write it
  in Assembler, but this type of thing is very suited to ARexx, so why
  bother?)
o What the hell else do you want from something like this?...


Contents of comm/news/nta_11ld.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                   75      83  90.4% -lh5- 9e68 Jul 15  1995 file_id.diz
[generic]                 6707   16548  40.5% -lh5- 9d33 Jul 15  1995 Next_to_Active/Next2Active.guide
[generic]                  990    2431  40.7% -lh5- 4202 Jul 15  1995 Next_to_Active/next2active.rexx
[generic]                  518     957  54.1% -lh5- 8929 Jul 15  1995 Next_to_Active/nta_11ld.readme
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         4 files    8290   20019  41.4%            Jul 16  1995

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