tally.control - Keep track of newsgroup creations and deletions
tally.control < logfile
tally.control is normally daily invoked by scanlogs. It reads its
standard input, which should be the newgroup.log and rmgroup.log
control log files. They contain a summary line describing the control
message and the action taken by controlchan, followed by the article
indented by four spaces, and a blank line. Then, tally.control updates
the cumulative list of newsgroup creations and deletions which is kept
All these log files reside in the pathlog directory set in inn.conf.
In order to generate them, you need to enable control articles logging
in control.ctl(5), as explained in the control.log entry of newslog(5).
The Shell script itself used to tally newsgroup creations and
This file maintains a count of the number of newgroup and rmgroup
control messages seen for each newsgroup. The count is of the
number of control messages with the indicated arguments, regardless
if they were actually processed. All control arguments, including
invalid ones, are counted. An example of lines which can be found
in that log file is:
3 Control: newgroup foo.bar moderated
3 Control: rmgroup misc.removed
1 Control: newgroup misc.created
Written by Landon Curt Noll <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Rich $alz
<email@example.com> for InterNetNews. Rewritten and converted to POD
by Julien Elie.
$Id: tally.control.pod 8357 2009-02-27 17:56:00Z iulius $
control.ctl(5), news.daily(8), newslog(5), scanlogs(8).