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Re: Gnus Describe Group and Gnus Describe All Groups

From: Richmond
Subject: Re: Gnus Describe Group and Gnus Describe All Groups
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2020 15:58:58 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

> Richmond <> writes:
>> Eric Abrahamsen wrote:
>>> Richmond <> writes:
>>>> When viewing the list of subscribed groups in gnus, you can select
>>>> from                                                  
>>>> the group menu an option to describe the group (ctrl-c ctrl-d). For
>>>> this                                                 
>>>> group the description is "News reading under GNU Emacs using GNUS
>>>> (in                                                    
>>>> English)." There is also an option to describe all groups (alt-d
>>>> or                                                      
>>>> M-d). I anticipated that this would put the description like
>>>> above                                                       
>>>> beside each group, but it just puts the group name. Is this a
>>>> bug?                                                       
>>> When I run `gnus-group-describe-all-groups' it pops up a completely
>>> separate buffer containing all group descriptions, one per line.
>>> `gnus-group-describe-group', on the other hand, just echoes the
>>> description in the minibuffer. Neither of the commands actually change
>>> how the *Group* buffer looks. Is that not what you're seeing?

> Which of the above servers hosts the groups that aren't producing
> descriptions correctly? I only use If the server is
> freely accessible I can try reproducing the behavior.
There are no descriptions from any servers that I have tried (using
gnus-group-describe-all-groups). You could try, that is
freely available.

I expect if you don't want a list of all groups with their descriptions
then that is when to use the apropos version, which works.

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