checkgroups - update group descriptions
Leafnode is a USENET package intended for small sites, where there are
few users and little disk space, but where a large number of groups is
Checkgroups is the program which parses checkgroup scripts to include
new/updated group descriptions into the active file (which is usually
Checkgroups sets its real and effective uid to "news".
is a file which contains the newsgroup name and the description
on one line, separated by whitespace. Checkgroups scripts are
sometimes sent out by news administrators (e.g. in the bionet.*
This variable is parsed as an unsigned integer value and
determines how many seconds checkgroups will wait when trying to
obtain the lock file from another leafnode program. 0 means to
wait indefinitely. This variable takes precedence over the
Written by Cornelius Krasel <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Modified by Matthias Andree <email@example.com>. Copyright
Leafnode was originally written by Arnt Gulbrandsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
and is copyright 1995-96 Troll Tech AS, Postboks 6133 Etterstad, 0602
Oslo, Norway, fax +47 22646949.
leafnode(8), texpire(8), RFC 977.