> Now all some of us need is some way to shrink the news.dat on demand
> without resetting import dates... maybe just an aditional switch on Rebuild
> that doesn't reset dates when it rebuilds? (-:
Using REBUILD to shrink NEWS.DAT sounds like a kludge. REBUILD is
supposed to fix it when things have gone wrong. I think I'd prefer a
"garbage collection" option for EXPIRE.
In article <sFzxx03smutS091yn@io.org>,
email@example.com (Sasa Boink Blink Blink Shalunov Bonk Bonk) wrote:
> Hehe, me too. Pesky how them posted/mailed folders just keep getting
> bigger, and bigger. and bigger... AND BIGGER. People complain about the
> news.dat growing too bit... secondary problem compared to the posted/mailed
> folders growing out of control here.
Hmm? The size of the MAILED/POSTED folders can be controlled easily.
When you delete a message from *them*, they are gone, and do not take up
space on the disk any more.
Personally, I only keep those folders for the sake of messages I may
want to remail/repost in case it didn't work right the first time.
After all, any posted article also appears on the newsgroup the next
time I grab it. And I've set Bcc to myself, so I also get a copy of
every mailed message back in my mailbox, which serves as a quick check
that at least uqwk delivered the message correctly. Of course, it isn't
a foolproof check, but it works. Every month or so, I clear out last
month's worth of messages, and put them in files that I save on
> I *NEED* Chin to put in code which can read my mind and figure out which
> messages i wanted to keep and which to discard for me automatically.
Well, you might as well ask for Yarn to write and send a message by
thought control. :-)