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[Emacs-diffs] Changes to emacs/man/gnus.texi,v

From: Miles Bader
Subject: [Emacs-diffs] Changes to emacs/man/gnus.texi,v
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 04:51:35 +0000

CVSROOT:        /cvsroot/emacs
Module name:    emacs
Changes by:     Miles Bader <miles>     07/08/21 04:51:30

Index: man/gnus.texi
RCS file: /cvsroot/emacs/emacs/man/gnus.texi,v
retrieving revision 1.118
retrieving revision 1.119
diff -u -b -r1.118 -r1.119
--- man/gnus.texi       13 Aug 2007 13:41:21 -0000      1.118
+++ man/gnus.texi       21 Aug 2007 04:51:30 -0000      1.119
@@ -2153,6 +2153,24 @@
 @code{gnus-large-newsgroup}, but is only used for ephemeral
address@hidden gnus-maximum-newsgroup
+In groups in some news servers, there might be a big gap between a few
+very old articles that will never be expired and the recent ones.  In
+such a case, the server will return the data like @code{(1 . 30000000)}
+for the @code{LIST ACTIVE group} command, for example.  Even if there
+are actually only the articles 1-10 and 29999900-30000000, Gnus doesn't
+know it at first and prepares for getting 30000000 articles.  However,
+it will consume hundreds megabytes of memories and might make Emacs get
+stuck as the case may be.  If you use such news servers, set the
+variable @code{gnus-maximum-newsgroup} to a positive number.  The value
+means that Gnus ignores articles other than this number of the latest
+ones in every group.  For instance, the value 10000 makes Gnus get only
+the articles 29990001-30000000 (if the latest article number is 30000000
+in a group).  Note that setting this variable to a number might prevent
+you from reading very old articles.  The default value of the variable
address@hidden is @code{nil}, which means Gnus never
+ignores old articles.
 @vindex gnus-select-group-hook
 @vindex gnus-auto-select-first
 @vindex gnus-auto-select-subject

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