> Thu, 03 Jul 1997 10:00:28 -0400, email@example.com (Dirk A. Loedding) wrote:
> >I tried to get Yarf running this morning. It refused to do anything at
> >all for me. What questions about my configuration do I need to answer
> Can we assume you've read the documentation and set it up as described
Yes...I've RTFM. :)
>You've created a 'dummy' user/host in your Yarn config.
I didn't see that in there. Maybe I need to go back and look. Or is
this where you substitute xxxxxxxx for the name=field? If so, I did that.
> You've inserted "yarf!" before your archiver command line? Edited the
> Yarf.cfg file?
Yes, I did that..
> You won't actually see yarf do anything (unless you are running os/2).
> However the default batch file should write a yarf.log in your
> %HOME%\yarn directory of the last operation it did... the logfile will
> be written when you exit yarn if yarn packs any messages.
And, it always turns up empty.
> >easily just change the Yarf config file rather than the Yarn config file
> >to make it look like I'm the original poster for the messages I approve.
> I'm really not sure if Yarf will do what you want. By 'making it look
> like i'm the original poster' seems to indicate that yarf would need
> to scan for some header and set the "from" to that. Yarf has no
> capabilities like that. It only searchs and replaces based on strings
> in the Yarf.cfg file -- so unless you know everyone in your newsgroup
> and set up the yarf.cfg file with their addresses beforehand I don't
> think Yarf will help?
Actually, I misspoke. I wanted to make it look like the poster who
actually submitted the message. Hm. Let me rephrase that again. What I
want to do is be able to edit the yarf config file and make messages that
I approve look like they came from the original submitter. I can do that
now by editing the Yarn config file. I'm not real sure using Yarf would
actually make things any easier, though.
> Of course if you're into hacking you might be able to write some sort
> of script that extracts all the addresses when you download/import
> that newsgroup and dynamically write a yarf.cfg file. <-:
Heh. I'm not *that* good. :)
> Keep in mind as the docs say however that Yarf is currently limited to
> 60 substitution definitions. I put in this limit mainly to keep the
> DOS version from using too much memory -- thinking that no one would
> probably come anywhere near 60 definitions in your yarf.cfg.
That shouldn't cause me a problem. Thanks for any help you can give me,