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Re: GNUs group article counts


From: allan gottlieb
Subject: Re: GNUs group article counts
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 23:31:19 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, Jun 15 2016, Ted Zlatanov wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:27:20 -0400 allan gottlieb <address@hidden> wrote: 
>
> ag> 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? 
>
> ag> The problem is that the number that is 10x is calculated as
>
> ag>     highest article number  minus   lowest article number
>
> ag> So just removing articles in the middle doesn't change it.
>
> ag> There is a "global" command that I used once (but forgot its name)
> ag> that eliminates the holes in the numbers.
>
> gnus-group-compact-group is an interactive compiled Lisp function in
> ‘gnus-group.el’.
>
> (gnus-group-compact-group GROUP)
>
> Compact the current group.
> Compaction means removing gaps between article numbers.  Hence, this
> operation is only meaningful for back ends using one file per article
> (e.g. nnml).
>
> Note: currently only implemented in nnml.
>
> HTH
> Ted

 (gnus-group-compact-group GROUP) works great.  Thanks.

allan



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