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Re: How many articles do you want to ...?

From: Merciadri Luca
Subject: Re: How many articles do you want to ...?
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 19:52:38 +0200
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Francis Moreau <> writes:

> On Sep 6, 2:32 pm, Richard Riley <> wrote:
>> Merciadri Luca <> writes:
>> > Hello,
>> > When fetching threads of a given Usenet group, Gnus *always* asks me
>> > how many articles I want to fetch. I think that it is unuseful, as I
>> > have some groups where I want to dowload (the last) 2000 threads, and, on
>> > another thread, I want only the 5 (last) threads.
>> > How can I manage to make Gnus keeping trace of how much threads I want
>> > to fetch in a given Usenet group? If it is impossible to make this
>> > number varying, depending upon the group, how can I configure Gnus so
>> > it always fetch x threads without asking me how much?
>> > If it is still impossible, how can I ask Gnus to use a default value
>> > about the numbers of threads which need to be downloaded, whatever the
>> > group?
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>> You could start by looking up
>>       gnus-large-newsgroup
> Well, this is not exactly what the OP wants AFAIK.
You are right.
> Setting gnus-large-newsgroup to 2000 (for example) just means that if
> the a news group has less than 2000 articles then gnus won't prompt
> the user otherwise it will.
Ok. I didn't know that.
> But the question is rather (as I understand it): is it possible to
> make gnus _always_ fetch 2000 articles at most whatever the number of
> article avalaible on the server side? That is if there're 100 articles
> then fetch 100 articles, but if there're 4034 articles then just fetch
> the 2000 last ones.
For sure. That is my question.
> What I'm looking for is a way to teach gnus to always fetch a fixed
> number of articles for a specific group without prompting. That could
> be a dynamic value such as 10% of the total number of articles for
> this group and if this value is more than a limit then just fetch this
> limit.
I'm looking for it too. If you find any way to implement it, please

> Thanks
Thanks too.

I *do* think that there exists a solution to make this practically

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Merciadri Luca
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