NT 4.0 Help
do I subscribe/unsubscribe to Usenet newsgroups?|
various newsreaders contain commands for this; they are summarized below.
you have several options to list newsgroup names:
actually subscribe to a newsgroup, you type g name, where name is the name
of the newsgroup you want to enter/subscribe to.
unsubscribed newsgroups containing the pattern 'pat'.
display newsgroups matching the pattern 'pat'. Typing 'o' alone takes off all
like o, but skip empty groups.
like o, but also scans for unsubscribed newsgroups matching pattern.
can also use S and U to subscribe and unsubscribe patterns of newsgroup names.
see all the newsgroups in your .newsrc, type y. The newsgroups with a u to
the left are unsubscribed. To subscribe to them, type an s. To go back to the
list of groups you're already subscribed to, type Y. To unsubscribe to a newsgroup,
type u while it's name is highlighted.
way to do this, but highly discouraged, is to edit the file called .newsrc
in your home directory. We don't recommend doing this, because if you make
a mistake, it can really screw up your newreader, and possibly cause it to
crash. You won't lose anything, really, but one of our admins will have to
hand-edit your .newsrc to make it palatable to your newsreader.
get an overview of newsgroups, type Y. To subscribe to a newsgroup you're not
currently subscribed to, type g and type the newsgroup name you want to go
to. Then type U. If you're subscribed to a newsgroup, but don't want to be,
type g to go to it, and then type U -- it's a toggle -- and that'll unsubscribe
you from that newsgroup.
delete the newsgroups you don't want. The groups are listed in a format like