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Re: why not just .newsrc?

From: Peter Münster
Subject: Re: why not just .newsrc?
Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2014 23:50:03 +0200
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On Sun, Jul 06 2014, David Engster wrote:

> Emanuel Berg writes:
>> One thing I don't understand is, if .newsrc-dribble is
>> used to track every little change, just to have in case
>> of a crash (which never happens), then why not do that
>> to .newsrc itself, keeping it up-to-date constantly?
>> (.newsrc or .newsrc.eld)
> . That would increase the chance of a crash corrupting .newsrc.eld
>   itself, instead of just the dribble file.

Yes, but there is still "newsrc.eld~" and probably backups.


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