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Re: Gnus state, feed commands

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Gnus state, feed commands
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:53:26 +0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg <> writes:

> Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:
>>> Yes, I was told on gnu.emacs.gnus that I was
>>> possible to do like this:
>>> (gnus-number-of-unseen-articles-in-group
>>> "")
>> Weird, I wonder what the difference is supposed to
>> be. On my installation, anyway, with three unread
>> messages in "", gnus-group-unread
>> returns 3, and
>> gnus-number-of-unseen-articles-in-group returns
>> 0. Strange.
> Is there a difference between "unread" and "unseen"
> perhaps?

Beats me, I haven't looked into the code. But I'd expect to get back the
same number gnus shows next to the group name in the *Group* buffer. For
me, at least, I only got that from gnus-group-unread.

>> Also, if you use topics, the easiest way to get the
>> full number of unread messages would probably be to
>> run gnus-topic-unread on the top-level topic.
> No, never heard of topics?

They're like meta-groups for groups: just a way of categorizing your
groups in the *Group* buffer. Hit 't' to see. Even if you don't use
them, you could probably check out the code...

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