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
is the program which parses checkgroup scripts to include new/updated
group descriptions into the active file (which is usually
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.* hierarchy).
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 configuration file.