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Re: Gnus: caching message headers?

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Gnus: caching message headers?
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 15:59:48 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ozhap <> writes:

>>> “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
> Agent"
> "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.
> Ref:

If I were you I would do this up as a proper bug report. Lars is now an
Emacs maintainer, so he'll be obliged to look at it :)

One way or another there is a mismatch between documentation,
customization options, and actual observed behavior. I think if you can
make it clear what that mismatch is, we stand a good chance of getting
it fixed.

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