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Re: Gnus: caching message headers?

From: Ozhap
Subject: Re: Gnus: caching message headers?
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 05:11:00 +0530

>> “If I read an article while plugged, do they get entered into the 
>> Agent?”
>> *No*.  If you want this behavior, add 
>> ‘gnus-agent-fetch-selected-article’ to ‘gnus-select-article-hook’.

> That Info page could be more explicit that `gnus-agent-cache' means that
> articles *will* be added to the agent as they are read.

That's how it stands now, but in info '(gnus)Agent as Cache' it says:

"..Gnus normally only downloads *headers* once, and stores them in the

"Articles are *not* cached in the Agent by default though (that would
potentially consume lots of disk space), but if you have *already
downloaded an article into the Agent*, Gnus will not download the
article from the server again but use the locally stored copy instead."

I did some digging, and this behaviour was changed due to bug#8502 where
Lars concludes (erroneously, on the face of it):

> Let's see...  caching...  so if you're online (in an agentised group)
> and select an article, you want the article to be saved in the Agent
> directory?  That sounds eminently reasonable, and I thought that was
> supposed to happen, but I can't find any code for doing that...  hm...
> Nope.



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