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Re: GNUs group article counts

From: allan gottlieb
Subject: Re: GNUs group article counts
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:27:20 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, Jun 15 2016, Tory S. Anderson wrote:

> I have done some massive expiry work on some of my groups, to where
> now an exhaustive list of messages shows something like 1100; however,
> when in group view and I tell it to enter the group, it is still
> telling me to choose up to 10x that number. I want to make sure I am
> clearing disc space and really optimizing things; how can I make the
> count correct, or do I need to do something more than expiration? 

The problem is that the number that is 10x is calculated as

    highest article number  minus   lowest article number

So just removing articles in the middle doesn't change it.

There is a "global" command that I used once (but forgot its name)
that eliminates the holes in the numbers.


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