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Re: How to force Ma gnus to download specific msgs en-masse

From: Ray
Subject: Re: How to force Ma gnus to download specific msgs en-masse
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:01:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Harry Putnam <> writes:

> Setup: Debian (jesse)
> Running very recent ma-gnus 
> Can anyone tell me how to force gnus to download specific msgs in
> large quantitly (meaning several thousand)
> I used to use the agent very heavily for some yrs but for last several
> yrs since gmane holds msgs so long I faded away from that practice.
> Now forgotten just about all I ever new... plus some of it has changes
> possibly. 
> I need a quick and dirty way since this will be a seldom done thing to
> download specific authors from specific groups.
> Selecting that part en-masse is not a problem... I know how to do
> that.  But had the notion I could put the download (toggle) mark on
> them (%) on them and they would get downloaded.... 
> Can anyone explain in as few steps as necessary how I might do this?
> Imagine, I open a group.... select 10 (though it will be many more)
> and somehow force gnus to download them...

With Agent try 

Mark as downloadable  J#
Fetch downloadable    Ju
Catchup undownloaded  Jc

Hope this helps.

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