Yarn couldn't care less where the news comes from. Import from as many
servers as you want. Yarn also filters out duplicates for you, so you
don't have to worry about downloading the same message several times
from different servers. Messages are not "numbered" when yarn imports
them. The numbers in your .newsrc file is just for UQWK to keep track
of which messages you've not read yet on its news server, it has
nothing to do with Yarn.
Downloading news from multiple servers is always a good idea when it's
possible. Unless you've got an outstanding news server, most servers
miss a fair number of articles, for all sorts of various reasons. The
more different news feeds you can get the more chance you have of
seeing every article.
I currently gather news from two servers... and the shocking part is
that yarn's import indicates that there usually isn't a huge number of
>Nothing. That was the first thing I tried. I guess they replaced it
>with man oman (the name of the script that does run for offline mail
Although it sounds like olmenu or this oman is going to do what you
want, i'll post a plain text version of the UQWK man page to my web
site... lists all the switches and environmental variables UQWK uses.
>administrators, and too chicken to do a lot of mucking around '-)
Don't be scared to muck around. What could go wrong? (-:
Just backup your config files first. Make sure you have a seperate
.newsrc for each server you connect to.
>first used it with our local Bangkok mailing list, I was lightly
>castigated with "Brian, this is a mailing list, *not* a newsgroup."
>Maybe he was just nitpicking, or needs a better reader.
Maybe he figured you didn't know what you were doing and had
configured your software wrongly? It shouldn't cause any problems with
any mail readers i know of. But then again, i don't know about that
many different mail readers. <-:
If Brian has a problem with it best to ask him and get him to be clear
about his concerns. You can tell him the experts (ha!) on the Yarn
list say that it should be no problem <-:
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