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Re: Question about gnus behavior

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Question about gnus behavior
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 13:26:08 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110009 (No Gnus v0.9) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 15:42:58 -0600 Peter Jones <> wrote: 

PJ> Bob Fry <> writes:
>> I was visiting the rec.aviation.homebuilt newsgroup and killed a
>> thread with subject "Falcon Gauges". That was the end of unread
>> messages in the group so I exited.  Then I decided, oh, I did want to
>> read that thread; so revisited the group.  Since there were no unread
>> messages I typed 100 for the number of messages to retrieve.  But that
>> particular thread did not appear.  Why?  I cannot figure out how to
>> see it again in gnus.

PJ> I'm a Gnus newb (less than two weeks), but I've been in the manual a
PJ> lot lately and thought I might be able to help.

PJ> IIRC, when you enter a group, there is an implicit limit so that the
PJ> summary buffer only shows you unread articles.  You can try popping
PJ> the limit "/w" and also adding old articles to the limit "/o".

I find it even easier to use

C-u 100 ENTER

instead of just ENTER to enter a group.  This says "give me the last
100, no matter what their flag is."


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