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[Pan-users] Re: Keeping articles, and crossposting...

From: Duncan
Subject: [Pan-users] Re: Keeping articles, and crossposting...
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 00:48:01 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: pan 0.101 ("A pulse of dying power in a clenching plastic fist.")

address@hidden posted
address@hidden, excerpted below, on  Mon, 03 Jul 2006
11:51:44 +0100:

>  I'm pretty new to Pan, and I can't find anything about this in the 
> documentation (which mainly seems to be 'in progress')
> If you're reading a Newsgroup, and come across an article you want to 
> keep, is there a way of locking it so it won't be purged, and you can't 
> accidentally delete it ir its newsgroup etc?

Medium answer, not as you describe it.  Longer answer, old (0.14.x) pan
synced with your news server, but you can copy individual posts to
"folders", which are then accessible by selecting "folders" from the
dropdown that normally says "subscribed".  New (0.90+) pan, you set
expiration when you set the server, one-month, two, or keep forever.  I'm
not sure whether pan takes the shorter or the longer time, however, on
groups that are available on multiple servers with different expiration
settings.  If you want a few to hang around, set forever, then delete the
others when you are thru with them.

With the old pan (I don't see how with the new pan), you could also
forward the message to mail.  With both, you can also save the message as
text, which will create a file somewhere with the entire message.  I used
to use the mail option for stuff I wanted to keep.

> Also, a simple question, does Pan take account of cross-posting? ie 
> does reading a post in one newsgroup automatically marks it read in 
> the crossposted groups?

It should, yes.  I know old-pan did.  I haven't actually observed for sure
whether new-pan does or not, tho I /think/ I've seen x-posted ones get
marked read in all groups when I'm subscribed to more than one.

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