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Source code changes of the file "doc/l10n/en_GB/tin.5" between
tin-2.4.4.tar.xz and tin-2.4.5.tar.xz

About: TIN is a threaded NNTP and spool based UseNet newsreader.

tin.5  (tin-2.4.4.tar.xz):tin.5  (tin-2.4.5.tar.xz)
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The filter file is used to assign scores to certain articles. Base d on the score an article can be The filter file is used to assign scores to certain articles. Base d on the score an article can be
filtered out (hidden) or marked hot. Empty lines or lines beginnin g with a '#' are ignored. filtered out (hidden) or marked hot. Empty lines or lines beginnin g with a '#' are ignored.
comment comment
Every entry (rule) in the filter file might get a comment. Multiple lines are allowed (but Every entry (rule) in the filter file might get a comment. Multiple lines are allowed (but
only for comments yet). Every line must start with the "com ment=" keyword. Comments must only for comments yet). Every line must start with the "com ment=" keyword. Comments must
appear first in the rule. Comment lines placed within a ru le will be moved to the begin of appear first in the rule. Comment lines placed within a ru le will be moved to the begin of
the next rule. This might be changed in the future. Don't u se '#' to mark comments as those the next rule. This might be changed in the future. Don't u se '#' to mark comments as those
lines are ignored and your comments will get lost on the ne xt write of the file. lines are ignored and your comments will get lost on the ne xt write of the file.
group A comma-separated list of newsgroup patterns (wildmat-s tyle) to which groups the filter group A comma-separated list of newsgroup patterns in wildmat- style to which groups the filter
rule will be applied. This line is mandatory! rule will be applied. This line is mandatory!
case 0=case-sensitive, 1=case-insensitive case 0=case-sensitive, 1=case-insensitive
score Score value of the rule; can also be one of the magic words "kill" or "hot". score Score value of the rule; can also be one of the magic words "kill" or "hot".
subj Match against ”Subject:” subj Match against ”Subject:”. The matching type used (wildmat o
r regex) depends on the setting
of the tinrc variable wildcard.
from Match against ”From:”. tin(1) converts the contents of th e ”From:” header to an old style from Match against ”From:”. tin(1) converts the contents of th e ”From:” header to an old style
e-mail address, e.g. ”some@body.example (John Doe)” inste e-mail address, e.g. ”some@body.example (John Doe)” instead
ad of ”John Doe <some@body.exam- of ”John Doe <some@body.exam-
ple>”, before trying to match the patterns in the filter ru ple>”, before trying to match the patterns in the fil
le. ter rule. The matching type used
(wildmat or regex) depends on the setting of the tinrc vari
able wildcard.
msgid Match against ”Message-ID:” and full ”References:” msgid Match against ”Message-ID:” and full ”References:”. The ma
tching type used (wildmat or
regex) depends on the setting of the tinrc variable wildcar
d.
msgid_last msgid_last
Match against ”Message-ID:” and last ”References:” entry on Match against ”Message-ID:” and last ”References:” en
ly try only. The matching type used
(wildmat or regex) depends on the setting of the tinrc vari
able wildcard.
msgid_only msgid_only
Match against ”Message-ID:” Match against ”Message-ID:”. The matching type used (wildma
t or regex) depends on the set-
ting of the tinrc variable wildcard.
refs_only refs_only
Match against ”References:” Match against ”References:”. The matching type used (wildm
at or regex) depends on the set-
ting of the tinrc variable wildcard.
lines Match against ”Lines:”, <num matches less than, >num matche s more than. lines Match against ”Lines:”, <num matches less than, >num matche s more than.
gnksa Match against ”From:” address parser return codes. gnksa Match against ”From:” address parser return codes. <num mat
ches less than, >num matches
more than the returned numeric value. GNKSA_LOCAL_DOMAIN
_LITERAL or GNKSA_INVALID_DOMAIN
are only returned if disable_gnksa_domain_check is set to f
alse. As the built in domain
list is outdated this should be considered carefully.
0 GNKSA_OK
1 GNKSA_INTERNAL_ERROR
100 GNKSA_LANGLE_MISSING
101 GNKSA_LPAREN_MISSING
102 GNKSA_RPAREN_MISSING
103 GNKSA_ATSIGN_MISSING
104 GNKSA_RANGLE_MISSING
200 GNKSA_SINGLE_DOMAIN
201 GNKSA_INVALID_DOMAIN
202 GNKSA_ILLEGAL_DOMAIN
203 GNKSA_UNKNOWN_DOMAIN
204 GNKSA_INVALID_FQDN_CHAR
205 GNKSA_ZERO_LENGTH_LABEL
206 GNKSA_ILLEGAL_LABEL_LENGTH
207 GNKSA_ILLEGAL_LABEL_HYPHEN
208 GNKSA_ILLEGAL_LABEL_BEGNUM
209 GNKSA_BAD_DOMAIN_LITERAL
210 GNKSA_LOCAL_DOMAIN_LITERAL
211 GNKSA_RBRACKET_MISSING
300 GNKSA_LOCALPART_MISSING
301 GNKSA_INVALID_LOCALPART
302 GNKSA_ZERO_LENGTH_LOCAL_WORD
400 GNKSA_ILLEGAL_UNQUOTED_CHAR
401 GNKSA_ILLEGAL_QUOTED_CHAR
402 GNKSA_ILLEGAL_ENCODED_CHAR
403 GNKSA_BAD_ENCODE_SYNTAX
404 GNKSA_ILLEGAL_PAREN_CHAR
405 GNKSA_INVALID_REALNAME
406 GNKSA_MISSING_REALNAME
xref Match against ”Xref:” line. Before any matching is done
the line is turned into the same
format ”Newsgroups:” has that is it is turned into a comma
separated newsgroup list with
all other information (i.e. the article counter) removed.
The matching type used (wildmat
or regex) depends on the setting of the tinrc variable wil
dcard.
xref Match against ”Xref:” line. Before any matching is done the path Match against ”Path:” line. This may not work on some ser
line is turned into the same vers. The matching type used
format ”Newsgroups:” has that is it is turned into a com (wildmat or regex) depends on the setting of the tinrc vari
ma separated newsgroup list with able wildcard.
all other information (i.e. the article counter) removed.
path Match against ”Path:” line. This may not work on some serve
rs.
time time_t value when rule expires time time_t value when rule expires
Example: Example:
comment=mark all articles about tin, rtin, comment=mark all articles about tin, rtin,
comment=tind, ktin or cdtin as hot comment=tind, ktin or cdtin as hot
group=* group=*
case=1 case=1
score=hot score=hot
subj=\b(cd|[rk]?)?tin(d|pre)?[-.0-9]*\b subj=\b(cd|[rk]?)?tin(d|pre)?[-.0-9]*\b
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ThreadToggleArtSel . ThreadToggleArtSel .
ThreadReverseSel @ ThreadReverseSel @
ThreadCancel D ThreadCancel D
ThreadMarkArtRead K ThreadMarkArtRead K
ThreadAutoSave S ThreadAutoSave S
ThreadUntag U ThreadUntag U
ThreadToggleSubjDisplay d ThreadToggleSubjDisplay d
ThreadMail m ThreadMail m
ThreadSave s ThreadSave s
ThreadTag t ThreadTag t
ThreadTagParts T
ThreadUndoSel ~ ThreadUndoSel ~
UrlSelect ^J ^M UrlSelect ^J ^M
${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/mailgroups ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/mailgroups
This file provides short descriptions of each mailgroup. (r This file provides short descriptions of each mailgroup. (requir
equires tin(1) to be build with es tin(1) to be build with
mh-mail-handling support). Each line consist of two tab-separated mh-mail-handling support). Each line consist of two tab-separate
fields "mailgroupname one-line d fields "mailgroupname one-line
description". description".
mailgroupname mailgroupname
is the name of the newsgroup is the name of the newsgroup
description description
is a short single-line description of the group is a short single-line description of the group
${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/newsrctable ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/newsrctable
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# sample newsrctable file # sample newsrctable file
news.tin.org .newsrc-tin.org tinorg news.tin.org .newsrc-tin.org tinorg
news.example.org /tmp/nrc-ex example ex news.example.org /tmp/nrc-ex example ex
${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/posted ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/posted
posting history posting history
${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/Mail/posted ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/Mail/posted
Copy of all posted articles in mbox(5) format. The filen ame can be changed by setting Copy of all posted articles in mbox(5) format. The filenam e can be changed by setting
posted_articles_file. posted_articles_file.
${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/postponed.articles ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/postponed.articles
Pool of postponed articles. This file is in mbox(5) format. Pool of postponed articles. This file is in mbox(5) format.
${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/$NNTPSERVER${NNTPPORT:+":$NNTPPORT"}/newsgro ups ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/$NNTPSERVER${NNTPPORT:+":$NNTPPORT"}/newsgro ups
This file a copy of the servers newsgroups file which provides sho This file a copy of the servers newsgroups file which provides
rt descriptions of each news- short descriptions of each news-
group. It is automatically updated on startup except when us group. It is automatically updated on startup except when using
ing the ”-X”or ”-q” command-line the ”-X”or ”-q” command-line
option and an old copy exists. Each line consist o option and an old copy exists. Each line consist
f two tab-separated fields of two tab-separated fields
"group.name one-line description". "group.name one-line description".
group.name group.name
is the name of the newsgroup is the name of the newsgroup
one-line description one-line description
is a short single-line description of the group is a short single-line description of the group
${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/$NNTPSERVER${NNTPPORT:+":$NNTPPORT"}/serverr c ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/$NNTPSERVER${NNTPPORT:+":$NNTPPORT"}/serverr c
File to store $NNTPSERVER and $NNTPPORT related data via a list of "variable=value" pairs. Cur- File to store $NNTPSERVER and $NNTPPORT related data via a list of "variable=value" pairs. Cur-
rently there are only two variables, both are not meant to be chan ged by the user. rently there are only two variables, both are not meant to be chan ged by the user.
version version
Internal version number. Internal version number.
last_newnews last_newnews
Internal timestamp used by tin(1) to keep track of new new sgroups on the server. Internal timestamp used by tin(1) to keep track of new new sgroups on the server.
/etc/tin/tinrc /etc/tin/tinrc
${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/tinrc ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/tinrc
At startup, tin(1) reads in the configuration file. This contain At startup, tin(1) reads in the configuration file. This con
s a list of "variable=value" tains a list of "variable=value"
pairs that can be used to configure the way tin(1) works. If it pairs that can be used to configure the way tin(1) works. If it e
exists, the global configuration xists, the global configuration
file, ${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}/tinrc is read first. After that, t he user's own configuration file file, ${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}/tinrc is read first. After that, t he user's own configuration file
${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/tinrc is read. The global file is use ful for distributing system-wide ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/tinrc is read. The global file is use ful for distributing system-wide
defaults to new users who have no private tinrc yet (see also /etc /tin/tin.defaults). defaults to new users who have no private tinrc yet (see also /etc /tin/tin.defaults).
abbreviate_groupname abbreviate_groupname
If ON abbreviate long newsgroup names at group selection le vel and article level (if neces- If ON abbreviate long newsgroup names at group selection le vel and article level (if neces-
sary) like this: news.software.readers -> n.software.r eaders -> n.s.readers -> n.s.r. sary) like this: news.software.readers -> n.software.read ers -> n.s.readers -> n.s.r.
Default is OFF. Default is OFF.
add_posted_to_filter add_posted_to_filter
If ON add posted articles which start a new thread to filte r for highlighting follow-ups. If ON add posted articles which start a new thread to fil ter for highlighting follow-ups.
Default is ON. Default is ON.
advertising advertising
Turn ON advertising in header (”User-Agent:”). Default is O N. Turn ON advertising in header (”User-Agent:”). Default is O N.
alternative_handling alternative_handling
If ON strip multipart/alternative messages automatically. D efault is ON. If ON strip multipart/alternative messages automatically. D efault is ON.
art_marked_deleted art_marked_deleted
The character used to show that an article was deleted. Def ault is 'D'. The character used to show that an article was deleted. Def ault is 'D'.
art_marked_inrange art_marked_inrange
The character used to show that an article is in a range. D efault is '#'. The character used to show that an article is in a range. D efault is '#'.
art_marked_return art_marked_return
The character used to show that an article will return as an unread article when the group The character used to show that an article will return as a n unread article when the group
is next entered. Default is '-'. is next entered. Default is '-'.
art_marked_selected art_marked_selected
The character used to show that an article/thread is auto-s elected (hot). Default is '*'. The character used to show that an article/thread is auto-s elected (hot). Default is '*'.
art_marked_recent art_marked_recent
The character used to show that an article/thread is recent (not older than X days). See The character used to show that an article/thread is rec ent (not older than X days). See
also recent_time. Default is 'o'. also recent_time. Default is 'o'.
art_marked_unread art_marked_unread
The character used to show that an article has not been rea d. Default is '+'. The character used to show that an article has not been rea d. Default is '+'.
art_marked_read art_marked_read
The character used to show that an article was read. Defaul t is ' '. The character used to show that an article was read. Defaul t is ' '.
art_marked_killed art_marked_killed
The character used to show that an article was killed. Def ault is 'K'. kill_level must be The character used to show that an article was killed. Defa ult is 'K'. kill_level must be
set accordingly. set accordingly.
art_marked_read_selected art_marked_read_selected
The character used to show that an article was hot before i t was read. Default is ':'. The character used to show that an article was hot befo re it was read. Default is ':'.
kill_level must be set accordingly. kill_level must be set accordingly.
Ask before using MIME viewer (ask_for_metamail) Ask before using MIME viewer (ask_for_metamail)
If ON tin(1) will ask before using a MIME viewer (metamail _prog) to display MIME messages. If ON tin(1) will ask before using a MIME viewer (metamail _prog) to display MIME messages.
This only occurs if a MIME viewer is set. Default is OFF. This only occurs if a MIME viewer is set. Default is OFF.
auto_cc_bcc auto_cc_bcc
Automatically put your name in the ”Cc:” and/or ”Bcc:” fi eld when mailing an article. Automatically put your name in the ”Cc:” and/or ”Bcc: ” field when mailing an article.
Default is No. Default is No.
auto_list_thread auto_list_thread
If ON automatically list thread when entering it using righ t arrow key. Default is ON. If ON automatically list thread when entering it using righ t arrow key. Default is ON.
auto_reconnect auto_reconnect
Reconnect to server automatically. Default is OFF. Reconnect to server automatically. Default is OFF.
auto_save auto_save
If ON articles/threads with ”Archive-name:” in header will If ON articles/threads with ”Archive-name:” in header will
be automatically saved with the be automatically saved with the
Archive-name & part/patch no and post processed if post_pro Archive-name & part/patch no and post processed if post_
cess_type is set to something process_type is set to something
other than 'No'. Default is OFF. other than 'No'. Default is OFF.
batch_save batch_save
If set ON articles/threads will be saved in batch mode wh en save ”-S” or mail ”-M, -N” is If set ON articles/threads will be saved in batch mode when save ”-S” or mail ”-M, -N” is
specified on the command line. Default is ON. specified on the command line. Default is ON.
beginner_level beginner_level
If set ON a mini menu of the most useful commands will be d If set ON a mini menu of the most useful commands will b
isplayed at the bottom of the e displayed at the bottom of the
screen for each level. Also a short posting etiquette will screen for each level. Also a short posting etiquette will
be displayed after composing an be displayed after composing an
article. Default is ON. article. Default is ON.
cache_overview_files cache_overview_files
If ON, create local copies of NNTP overview files. This can be used to considerably speed If ON, create local copies of NNTP overview files. This c an be used to considerably speed
up accessing large groups when using a slow connection. De fault is OFF. up accessing large groups when using a slow connection. De fault is OFF.
cancel_lock_algo cancel_lock_algo
Use this hash algorithm for cancel-locks. Only available when build with cancel-lock sup- Use this hash algorithm for cancel-locks. Only available wh en build with cancel-lock sup-
port. none disables the generation of cancel-locks. Valid v alues are none, sha1, sha256 and port. none disables the generation of cancel-locks. Valid v alues are none, sha1, sha256 and
sha512. Default is sha1. sha512. Default is sha1.
catchup_read_groups catchup_read_groups
If set ON the user is asked when quitting if all groups read during the current session If set ON the user is asked when quitting if all groups rea d during the current session
should be marked read. Default is OFF. should be marked read. Default is OFF.
col_back col_back
Standard background colour Standard background colour
col_extquote col_extquote
Colour of quoted text from external sources Colour of quoted text from external sources
col_from col_from
Colour of sender (From:) Colour of sender (From:)
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col_markslash col_markslash
Colour of words emphasised like /this/. See also word_h_dis play_marks and word_highlight. Colour of words emphasised like /this/. See also word_h_dis play_marks and word_highlight.
col_markstar col_markstar
Colour of words emphasised like *this*. See also word_h_dis play_marks and word_highlight. Colour of words emphasised like *this*. See also word_h_dis play_marks and word_highlight.
col_markstroke col_markstroke
Colour of words emphasised like -this-. See also word_h_dis play_marks and word_highlight. Colour of words emphasised like -this-. See also word_h_dis play_marks and word_highlight.
col_message
Colour of status messages in last line
col_minihelp col_minihelp
Colour of mini help menu Colour of mini help menu
col_newsheaders col_newsheaders
Colour of actual news header fields Colour of actual news header fields
col_normal col_normal
Standard foreground colour Standard foreground colour
col_quote col_quote
Colour of quoted lines Colour of quoted lines
col_quote2 col_quote2
Colour of twice quoted lines Colour of twice quoted lines
col_quote3 col_quote3
Colour of >=3 times quoted lines Colour of >=3 times quoted lines
col_response col_response
Colour of response counter. This is the text that says "Res ponse x of y" in the article Colour of response counter. This is the text that says "Response x of y" in the article
viewer. viewer.
col_signature col_signature
Colour of signatures Colour of signatures
col_urls col_urls
Colour of urls highlight Colour of urls highlight
col_verbatim col_verbatim
Colour of verbatim blocks Colour of verbatim blocks
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Colour of article subject Colour of article subject
col_text col_text
Colour of text-lines Colour of text-lines
col_title col_title
Colour of help/mail sign Colour of help/mail sign
confirm_choice confirm_choice
tin(1) can ask for manual confirmation to protect the user . Available choices: tin(1) can ask for manual confirmation to protect the user . Available choices:
commands: Ask for confirmation before executing c ertain dangerous commands (e.g., commands: Ask for confirmation before executing cert ain dangerous commands (e.g.,
Catchup ('c')). Commands that this affects are marked in this manual with '[after con- Catchup ('c')). Commands that this affects are marked in this manual with '[after con-
firmation]'. firmation]'.
quit: You'll be asked to confirm that you wish to ex it tin(1) when you use the Quit quit: You'll be asked to confirm that you wish to exit tin(1) when you use the Quit
('q') command. ('q') command.
select: Ask for confirmation before marking all not selected (with GroupMarkUnse- select: Ask for confirmation before marking all n ot selected (with GroupMarkUnse-
lArtRead ('X') command) articles as read. lArtRead ('X') command) articles as read.
Default is commands & quit. Default is commands & quit.
date_format date_format
Format string used for date representation. A description Format string used for date representation. A description o
of the different format options f the different format options
can be found at strftime(3). tin(1) uses strftime(3) whe can be found at strftime(3). tin(1) uses strftime(3)
n available and supports most when available and supports most
format options in his fallback code. Default is "%a, %d %b %Y %H:%M:%S". format options in his fallback code. Default is "%a, %d %b %Y %H:%M:%S".
default_art_search default_art_search
default_author_search default_author_search
default_config_search default_config_search
The last article/author/config option that was searched for . The last article/author/config option that was searched for .
default_filter_days default_filter_days
Default is 28. Default is 28.
default_filter_kill_case default_filter_kill_case
Default for quick (1 key) kill filter case. ON = filter ca se-sensitive, OFF = ignore case. Default for quick (1 key) kill filter case. ON = filter ca se-sensitive, OFF = ignore case.
Default is OFF. Default is OFF.
default_filter_kill_expire default_filter_kill_expire
Default for quick (1 key) kill filter expire. ON = limit to default_filter_days, OFF = Default for quick (1 key) kill filter expire. ON = lim it to default_filter_days, OFF =
don't ever expire. Default is OFF. don't ever expire. Default is OFF.
default_filter_kill_global default_filter_kill_global
Default for quick (1 key) kill filter global. ON=apply to all groups, OFF=apply to current Default for quick (1 key) kill filter global. ON=apply to all groups, OFF=apply to current
group. Default is ON. group. Default is ON.
default_filter_kill_header default_filter_kill_header
Default for quick (1 key) kill filter header. Default for quick (1 key) kill filter header.
0 ”Subject:” (case-sensitive) 0 ”Subject:” (case-sensitive)
1 ”Subject:” (ignore case) 1 ”Subject:” (ignore case)
2 ”From:” (case-sensitive) 2 ”From:” (case-sensitive)
3 ”From:” (ignore case) 3 ”From:” (ignore case)
4 ”Message-ID:” & full ”References:” line 4 ”Message-ID:” & full ”References:” line
5 ”Message-ID:” & last ”References:” entry only 5 ”Message-ID:” & last ”References:” entry only
6 ”Message-ID:” entry only 6 ”Message-ID:” entry only
7 ”Lines:” 7 ”Lines:”
default_filter_select_case default_filter_select_case
Default for quick (1 key) auto-selection filter case. ON=fi lter case-sensitive, OFF=ignore Default for quick (1 key) auto-selection filter case. ON=f ilter case-sensitive, OFF=ignore
case. Default is OFF. case. Default is OFF.
default_filter_select_expire default_filter_select_expire
Default for quick (1 key) auto-selection filter expire. ON = limit to default_filter_days, Default for quick (1 key) auto-selection filter expire. ON = limit to default_filter_days,
OFF = don't ever expire. Default is OFF. OFF = don't ever expire. Default is OFF.
default_filter_select_global default_filter_select_global
Default for quick (1 key) auto-selection filter global. ON= apply to all groups, OFF=apply Default for quick (1 key) auto-selection filter global. O N=apply to all groups, OFF=apply
to current group. Default is ON. to current group. Default is ON.
default_filter_select_header default_filter_select_header
Default for quick (1 key) auto-selection filter header. Default for quick (1 key) auto-selection filter header.
0 ”Subject:” (case-sensitive) 0 ”Subject:” (case-sensitive)
1 ”Subject:” (ignore case) 1 ”Subject:” (ignore case)
2 ”From:” (case-sensitive) 2 ”From:” (case-sensitive)
3 ”From:” (ignore case) 3 ”From:” (ignore case)
4 ”Message-ID:” & full ”References:” line 4 ”Message-ID:” & full ”References:” line
5 ”Message-ID:” & last ”References:” entry only 5 ”Message-ID:” & last ”References:” entry only
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default_save_mode default_save_mode
default_select_pattern default_select_pattern
default_shell_command default_shell_command
default_subject_search default_subject_search
draw_arrow draw_arrow
Allows groups/articles to be selected by an arrow '->' if set ON or by ahighlighted bar if Allows groups/articles to be selected by an arrow '->' if s et ON or by ahighlighted bar if
set OFF. Default is OFF. set OFF. Default is OFF.
editor_format editor_format
The format string used to create the editor start command w ith parameters. Default is '%E The format string used to create the editor start command with parameters. Default is '%E
+%N %F' with %E=Editor, %N=Linenumber and %F=Filename (e.g. , /bin/vi +7 .article). +%N %F' with %E=Editor, %N=Linenumber and %F=Filename (e.g. , /bin/vi +7 .article).
extquote_handling extquote_handling
If ON quotes from external sources will be detected. Defaul t is OFF. If ON quotes from external sources will be detected. Defaul t is OFF.
extquote_regex extquote_regex
A regular expression that will be applied when reading articles. All matching lines are A regular expression that will be applied when reading arti cles. All matching lines are
shown in col_extquote. If extquote_regex is blank, then tin (1) uses a built-in default. shown in col_extquote. If extquote_regex is blank, then tin (1) uses a built-in default.
force_screen_redraw force_screen_redraw
Specifies whether a screen redraw should always be done aft er certain external commands. Specifies whether a screen redraw should always be done after certain external commands.
Default is OFF. Default is OFF.
getart_limit getart_limit
If getart_limit is > 0 not more than the last getart_limit If getart_limit is > 0 not more than the last getart_limit
articles/group are fetched from articles/group are fetched from
the server. If getart_limit is < 0 tin(1) will start fetch the server. If getart_limit is < 0 tin(1) will start f
ing articles from your first etching articles from your first
unread minus absolute value of getart_limit. Default is 0, which means no limit. unread minus absolute value of getart_limit. Default is 0, which means no limit.
goto_next_unread goto_next_unread
Which keys tin(1) should accept to jump to the next unread article. Possible is any combi- Which keys tin(1) should accept to jump to the next unread article. Possible is any combi-
nation of PageDown and PageNextUnread. When PageDown is se nation of PageDown and PageNextUnread. When PageDown is
t in jumps to the next article set in jumps to the next article
at the end of the current one. When PageNextUnread is set at the end of the current one. When PageNextUnread is set t
tin(1) jumps immediately to the in(1) jumps immediately to the
next article when PageNextUnread ('<TAB>') is pressed. Def ault is PageNextUnread. next article when PageNextUnread ('<TAB>') is pressed. Def ault is PageNextUnread.
group_catchup_on_exit group_catchup_on_exit
If ON catchup group when leaving with the left arrow key. D efault is ON. If ON catchup group when leaving with the left arrow key. D efault is ON.
group_format group_format
The format string used for the Group level. Default is "%n %m %R %L %s %F". The following The format string used for the Group level. Default is "%n %m %R %L %s %F". The following
substitutions are supported: substitutions are supported:
%D date %D date
%F from, name and/or address %F from, name and/or address
skipping to change at line 1222 skipping to change at line 1266
%M message-id %M message-id
%R number of responses in thread %R number of responses in thread
%S score %S score
%m article marks %m article marks
%n current thread number %n current thread number
%s subject %s subject
%% % %% %
hide_uue hide_uue
If set to 'No' then raw uuencoded data is displayed. If set to 'Yes' then sections of uuen- If set to 'No' then raw uuencoded data is displayed. If set to 'Yes' then sections of uuen-
coded data will be shown with a single tag line showing the coded data will be shown with a single tag line showing
size and filename (much the the size and filename (much the
same as a MIME attachment). If set to 'Hide all' then an same as a MIME attachment). If set to 'Hide all' then any
y line that looks like uuencoded line that looks like uuencoded
data will be folded into a tag line. This is useful when uu data will be folded into a tag line. This is useful whe
encoded data is split across n uuencoded data is split across
more than one article but can also lead to false positive more than one article but can also lead to false positives.
s. This setting can also be tog- This setting can also be tog-
gled in the article viewer. Default is 'No'. gled in the article viewer. Default is 'No'.
inews_prog inews_prog
Path, name and options of external inews(1). If you are re ading via NNTP the default value Path, name and options of external inews(1). If you are re ading via NNTP the default value
is "--internal" (use built-in NNTP inews), else it is "ine ws -h". The article is passed to is "--internal" (use built-in NNTP inews), else it is "inew s -h". The article is passed to
inews_prog on STDIN via '< article'. inews_prog on STDIN via '< article'.
info_in_last_line info_in_last_line
If ON, show current group description or article subject in the last line (not in the pager If ON, show current group description or article subject in the last line (not in the pager
and global menu) — ToggleInfoLastLine ('i') toggles setting . This facility is useful as the and global menu) — ToggleInfoLastLine ('i') toggles setting . This facility is useful as the
full width of the screen is available to display long subje cts. Default is OFF. full width of the screen is available to display long subje cts. Default is OFF.
interactive_mailer interactive_mailer
If greater than 0 your mailreader will be invoked earlier f If greater than 0 your mailreader will be invoked earlier
or reply so you can use more of for reply so you can use more of
its features (e.g. MIME, pgp, ...). 1 means include header its features (e.g. MIME, pgp, ...). 1 means include headers
s, 2 means don't include headers , 2 means don't include headers
(old use_mailreader_i=ON option). 0 turns off usage. This o ption has to suit mailer_format. (old use_mailreader_i=ON option). 0 turns off usage. This o ption has to suit mailer_format.
Default is 0. Default is 0.
inverse_okay inverse_okay
If ON use inverse video for page headers and URL highlighti ng. Default is ON. If ON use inverse video for page headers and URL highlighti ng. Default is ON.
keep_dead_articles keep_dead_articles
If ON keep all failed postings in ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/d ead.articles besides keeping the If ON keep all failed postings in ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/d ead.articles besides keeping the
last failed posting in ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/dead.article . Default is ON. last failed posting in ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/dead.article . Default is ON.
kill_level kill_level
This option controls the processing and display of articles that are killed. There are 3 This option controls the processing and display of artic les that are killed. There are 3
options, default is 0 (Kill only unread arts). options, default is 0 (Kill only unread arts).
0 Kill only unread arts is the 'traditional' behaviour of tin(1). Only unread articles 0 Kill only unread arts is the 'traditional' behaviour of tin(1). Only unread articles
are killed once only by marking them read. As filteri are killed once only by marking them read. As filter
ng only happens on unread arti- ing only happens on unread arti-
cles with kill_level set to 0, art_marked_killed cles with kill_level set to 0, art_marked_killed an
and art_marked_read_selected are d art_marked_read_selected are
only shown once. When you reenter the group the mark will be gone. only shown once. When you reenter the group the mark will be gone.
1 Kill all arts & show with K will process all articles 1 Kill all arts & show with K will process all art
in the group and therefore icles in the group and therefore
there is a processing overhead when using this opti there is a processing overhead when using this option
on. Killed articles are threaded . Killed articles are threaded
as normal but they will be marked with art_marked_kil led. as normal but they will be marked with art_marked_kil led.
2 Kill all arts and never show will process all article 2 Kill all arts and never show will process all art
s in the group and therefore icles in the group and therefore
there is a processing overhead when using this opt there is a processing overhead when using this option
ion. Killed articles simply does . Killed articles simply does
not get displayed at all. not get displayed at all.
mail_8bit_header mail_8bit_header
Allows 8bit characters unencoded in the header of mail mess Allows 8bit characters unencoded in the header of mail mes
age. Default is OFF. Turning it sage. Default is OFF. Turning it
ON is effective only if mail_mime_encoding is also set to ON is effective only if mail_mime_encoding is also set to 8
8bit. Leaving it OFF is safe for bit. Leaving it OFF is safe for
most users and compliant to Internet Mail Standard (RFC5322 and RFC2047). Default is OFF. most users and compliant to Internet Mail Standard (RFC5322 and RFC2047). Default is OFF.
mail_address mail_address
User's mail address (and full name), if not username@host. This is used when creating arti- User's mail address (and full name), if not username@host. This is used when creating arti-
cles, sending mail and when pgp(1) signing. cles, sending mail and when pgp(1) signing.
mail_mime_encoding mail_mime_encoding
MIME encoding of the body in mail message, if necessary (8bit, base64, quoted-printable, MIME encoding of the body in mail message, if necessary (8 bit, base64, quoted-printable,
7bit). Default is quoted-printable. 7bit). Default is quoted-printable.
mail_quote_format mail_quote_format
Format of quote line when replying (via mail) to an article (%A=Address, %D=Date, %F=Full- Format of quote line when replying (via mail) to an articl e (%A=Address, %D=Date, %F=Full-
name+Address, %G=Groupname, %M=Message-ID, %N=Fullname, %C= Firstname, %I=Initials). Default name+Address, %G=Groupname, %M=Message-ID, %N=Fullname, %C= Firstname, %I=Initials). Default
is "In article %M you wrote:" is "In article %M you wrote:"
mailbox_format mailbox_format
Select one of the following mailbox-formats: MBOXO (default , except on SCO), MBOXRD or MMDF Select one of the following mailbox-formats: MBOXO (default , except on SCO), MBOXRD or MMDF
(default on SCO). See mbox(5) and RFC4155 for more details on MBOXO and MBOXRD and mmdf(5) (default on SCO). See mbox(5) and RFC4155 for more details on MBOXO and MBOXRD and mmdf(5)
for more details about MMDF. for more details about MMDF.
maildir maildir
The directory where articles/threads are to be saved in mbo The directory where articles/threads are to be saved in
x(5) format. This feature is mbox(5) format. This feature is
mainly for use with the elm(1) mail program. It a mainly for use with the elm(1) mail program. It al
llows the user to save arti- lows the user to save arti-
cles/threads/groups simply by giving '=' as the filen cles/threads/groups simply by giving '=' as the file
ame to save to. Default is name to save to. Default is
${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/Mail. ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/Mail.
mailer_format mailer_format
The format string used to create the mailer command with p The format string used to create the mailer command with pa
arameters that is used for mail- rameters that is used for mail-
ing articles to other people. Default is '%M "%T" < %F' (e. ing articles to other people. Default is '%M "%T" < %F'
g., /bin/mail "iain" < .arti- (e.g., /bin/mail "iain" < .arti-
cle). The flexible format allows other mailers with differe nt command line parameters to be cle). The flexible format allows other mailers with differe nt command line parameters to be
used such as used such as
sendmail -oem -t < %F sendmail -oem -t < %F
elm -s "%S" "%T" < "%F" elm -s "%S" "%T" < "%F"
claws-mail --compose "mailto:%T?subject=%S&insert=%F" claws-mail --compose "mailto:%T?subject=%S&insert=%F"
interactive_mailer must be set adequate. The following subs titutions are supported: interactive_mailer must be set adequate. The following subs titutions are supported:
%F filename %F filename
%M default_mailer %M default_mailer
%S subject-field %S subject-field
%T to-filed %T to-filed
%U username %U username
%% % %% %
mark_saved_read mark_saved_read
If ON mark articles that are saved as read. Default is ON. If ON mark articles that are saved as read. Default is ON.
mark_ignore_tags mark_ignore_tags
When this is ON, the GroupMarkThdRead ('K'), ThreadMarkArtR When this is ON, the GroupMarkThdRead ('K'), ThreadMarkAr
ead ('K'), MarkThdUnread ('Z') tRead ('K'), MarkThdUnread ('Z')
at Group level and MarkArtUnread ('z') at Thread level at Group level and MarkArtUnread ('z') at Thread level fun
functions mark just the current ctions mark just the current
article or thread, ignoring other tagged, (un)read articles article or thread, ignoring other tagged, (un)read artic
. When OFF, the same function les. When OFF, the same function
presents a menu with choices of the current thread or artic le, all tagged, unread articles, presents a menu with choices of the current thread or artic le, all tagged, unread articles,
or nothing. or nothing.
metamail_prog metamail_prog
Path, name and options of external metamail(1) program use Path, name and options of external metamail(1) program u
d to view non-textual parts of sed to view non-textual parts of
articles. To use the built-in viewer, set to --internal articles. To use the built-in viewer, set to --internal. T
. This is the default value when his is the default value when
metamail(1) is not installed. Leave it blank if you don't metamail(1) is not installed. Leave it blank if you don
want any automatic viewing of 't want any automatic viewing of
non-textual attachments. The 'V' command can always be u non-textual attachments. The 'V' command can always be used
sed to manually view any attach- to manually view any attach-
ments. See also ask_for_metamail. ments. See also ask_for_metamail.
mm_charset mm_charset
Charset supported locally, which is also used for MIME Charset supported locally, which is also used for MI
header (charset parameter and ME header (charset parameter and
charset name in header encoding) in mail and news pos charset name in header encoding) in mail and news postin
tings. If MIME_STRICT_CHARSET is gs. If MIME_STRICT_CHARSET is
defined at compile time, text in charset other than the val defined at compile time, text in charset other than the va
ue of this parameter is consid- lue of this parameter is consid-
ered not displayable and represented as '?'. Otherwise, al ered not displayable and represented as '?'. Otherwise, all
l character sets are regarded as character sets are regarded as
compatible with the display. If it's not set, the value compatible with the display. If it's not set, the v
of the environment variable alue of the environment variable
$MM_CHARSET is used. US-ASCII or compile-time default is $MM_CHARSET is used. US-ASCII or compile-time default is us
used in case neither of them is ed in case neither of them is
defined. If your system supports iconv(3), this option is defined. If your system supports iconv(3), this optio
disabled and you should use n is disabled and you should use
mm_network_charset instead. mm_network_charset instead.
mm_network_charset mm_network_charset
Charset used for posting and MIME headers; replaces mm_char set. Conversion between mm_net- Charset used for posting and MIME headers; replaces mm_char set. Conversion between mm_net-
work_charset and local charset (determined via nl_langinfo( work_charset and local charset (determined via nl_langin
3)) is done via iconv(3), if fo(3)) is done via iconv(3), if
this function is not available on your system this option this function is not available on your system this option i
is disabled and you have to use s disabled and you have to use
mm_charset instead. mm_network_charset is limited to one of the following charsets: mm_charset instead. mm_network_charset is limited to one of the following charsets:
US-ASCII, ISO-8859-{1,2,3,4,5,7,9,10,13,14,15,16}, KO I8-{R,U,RU} EUC-{CN,JP,KR,TW}, US-ASCII, ISO-8859-{1,2,3,4,5,7,9,10,13,14,15,16}, K OI8-{R,U,RU} EUC-{CN,JP,KR,TW},
ISO-2022-{CN,CN-EXT,JP,JP-1,JP-2}, Big5, UTF-8 ISO-2022-{CN,CN-EXT,JP,JP-1,JP-2}, Big5, UTF-8
Not all values might work on your system, see iconv_open(3 Not all values might work on your system, see iconv_open(3)
) for more details. If it's not for more details. If it's not
set, the value of the environment variable $MM_CHARSET is u set, the value of the environment variable $MM_CHARSET i
sed. US-ASCII or compile-time s used. US-ASCII or compile-time
default is used in case neither of them is defined. default is used in case neither of them is defined.
mono_markdash mono_markdash
Character attribute of words emphasised like _this_. I t depends on your terminal which Character attribute of words emphasised like _this_. It de pends on your terminal which
attributes are usable. See also word_h_display_marks and wo rd_highlight. attributes are usable. See also word_h_display_marks and wo rd_highlight.
mono_markslash mono_markslash
Character attribute of words emphasised like /this/. It de pends on your terminal which Character attribute of words emphasised like /this/. I t depends on your terminal which
attributes are usable. See also word_h_display_marks and wo rd_highlight. attributes are usable. See also word_h_display_marks and wo rd_highlight.
mono_markstar mono_markstar
Character attribute of words emphasised like *this*. I t depends on your terminal which Character attribute of words emphasised like *this*. It de pends on your terminal which
attributes are usable. See also word_h_display_marks and wo rd_highlight. attributes are usable. See also word_h_display_marks and wo rd_highlight.
mono_markstroke mono_markstroke
Character attribute of words emphasised like -this-. It de pends on your terminal which Character attribute of words emphasised like -this-. I t depends on your terminal which
attributes are usable. See also word_h_display_marks and wo rd_highlight. attributes are usable. See also word_h_display_marks and wo rd_highlight.
newnews newnews
These are internal timers used by tin(1) to keep track of new newsgroups. Do not change These are internal timers used by tin(1) to keep track of new newsgroups. Do not change
them unless you understand what they are for. them unless you understand what they are for.
news_headers_to_display news_headers_to_display
Which news headers you wish to see. If you want to see _all Which news headers you wish to see. If you want to see _a
_ the headers, place an '*' as ll_ the headers, place an '*' as
this value. This is the only way a wildcard can be used. this value. This is the only way a wildcard can be used. I
If you enter 'X-' as the value, f you enter 'X-' as the value,
you will see all headers beginning with 'X-' (like X-Alan o you will see all headers beginning with 'X-' (like X-Al
r X-Pape). You can list more an or X-Pape). You can list more
than one by delimiting with spaces. Not defining anything t urns off this option. than one by delimiting with spaces. Not defining anything t urns off this option.
news_headers_to_not_display news_headers_to_not_display
Same as news_headers_to_display except it denotes the op Same as news_headers_to_display except it denotes the oppos
posite. An example of using both ite. An example of using both
options might be if you thought 'X-' headers were A Good Th options might be if you thought 'X-' headers were A Good
ing(tm), but thought Alan and Thing(tm), but thought Alan and
Pape were miscreants... well then you would do something Pape were miscreants... well then you would do something l
like this: news_headers_to_dis- ike this: news_headers_to_dis-
play=X- news_headers_to_not_display=X-Alan X-Pape Not defi play=X- news_headers_to_not_display=X-Alan X-Pape Not d
ning anything turns off this efining anything turns off this
option. option.
news_quote_format news_quote_format
Format of quote line when posting/following up an articl e (%A=Address, %D=Date, %F=Full- Format of quote line when posting/following up an article (%A=Address, %D=Date, %F=Full-
name+Address, %G=Groupname, %M=Message-ID, %N=Fullname, %C= Firstname, %I=Initials). Default name+Address, %G=Groupname, %M=Message-ID, %N=Fullname, %C= Firstname, %I=Initials). Default
is "%F wrote:". is "%F wrote:".
nntp_read_timeout_secs nntp_read_timeout_secs
Time in seconds to wait for a response from the server. Def ault is 120. Time in seconds to wait for a response from the server. Def ault is 120.
normalization_form normalization_form
The normalisation form which should be used to normalise u nicode input. The possible val- The normalisation form which should be used to normalise un icode input. The possible val-
ues are: ues are:
0 None: no normalisation 0 None: no normalisation
1 NFKC: Compatibility Decomposition, followed by Canoni cal Composition 1 NFKC: Compatibility Decomposition, followed by Canoni cal Composition
2 NFKD: Compatibility Decomposition 2 NFKD: Compatibility Decomposition
3 NFC: Canonical Decomposition, followed by Canonical C omposition 3 NFC: Canonical Decomposition, followed by Canonical C omposition
4 NFD: Canonical Decomposition 4 NFD: Canonical Decomposition
5 NFKC_CF: Compatibility Decomposition, followed by C anonical Composition and Case 5 NFKC_CF: Compatibility Decomposition, followed by Canonical Composition and Case
Folding Folding
Some normalisation modes are only available if they are supporte d by the library tin(1) uses to Some normalisation modes are only available if they are supported by the library tin(1) uses to
do the normalisation. NFC should be used if possible. do the normalisation. NFC should be used if possible.
pos_first_unread pos_first_unread
If ON put cursor at first unread article in group otherwise at last article. Default is ON. If ON put cursor at first unread article in group otherwise at last article. Default is ON.
post_8bit_header post_8bit_header
Allows 8bit characters unencoded in the header of a news ar ticle, if set this also disables Allows 8bit characters unencoded in the header of a news ar ticle, if set this also disables
the generation of MIME-headers when they are usually requir ed. Default is OFF. Only enacted the generation of MIME-headers when they are usually requir ed. Default is OFF. Only enacted
if post_mime_encoding is also set to 8bit. In a number of if post_mime_encoding is also set to 8bit. In a number
local hierarchies where 8bit of local hierarchies where 8bit
characters are used, using unencoded (raw) 8bit charac characters are used, using unencoded (raw) 8bit characters
ters in header is acceptable and in header is acceptable and
sometimes even recommended so that you need to check the co sometimes even recommended so that you need to check the
nvention adopted in the local convention adopted in the local
hierarchy of your interest to determine what to do with thi s and post_mime_encoding. hierarchy of your interest to determine what to do with thi s and post_mime_encoding.
post_mime_encoding post_mime_encoding
MIME encoding of the body in news message, if necessary. MIME encoding of the body in news message, if necessary. (8
(8bit, base64, quoted-printable, bit, base64, quoted-printable,
7bit). Default is 8bit, which leads to no encoding. base64 7bit). Default is 8bit, which leads to no encoding. base
and quoted-printable are usu- 64 and quoted-printable are usu-
ally undesired on usenet. ally undesired on usenet.
post_process_view post_process_view
If ON, then tin(1) will start an appropriate viewer progra m to display any files that were If ON, then tin(1) will start an appropriate viewer progra m to display any files that were
post processed and uudecoded. The program is determined usi ng the mailcap(5) file. Default post processed and uudecoded. The program is determined usi ng the mailcap(5) file. Default
is ON. is ON.
post_process_type post_process_type
This specifies whether to perform post processing on saved articles. Because the shell ar- This specifies whether to perform post processing on saved articles. Because the shell ar-
chive may contain commands you may not want to be executed , be careful when extracting chive may contain commands you may not want to be exec uted, be careful when extracting
shell archives. The following values are allowed: shell archives. The following values are allowed:
0 No (default), no post processing is done. 0 No (default), no post processing is done.
1 Shell archives, unpacking of multi-part shar(1) f 1 Shell archives, unpacking of multi-part shar(1) file
iles only. Because the shell ar- s only. Because the shell ar-
chive may contain commands you may not want to be ex chive may contain commands you may not want to b
ecuted, be careful with this e executed, be careful with this
option. option.
2 Yes, binary attachments and data will be decoded and saved. 2 Yes, binary attachments and data will be decoded and saved.
posted_articles_file posted_articles_file
Keep posted articles in ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/Mail/poste Keep posted articles in given file. If the given filename d
d_articles_file. If no filename oes not contain any expandable
is set then postings will not be saved. Default is 'posted strings it will be prefixed with ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/M
'. ail/. If no filename is set then
postings will not be saved. See the section "MAILING PIPING
PRINTING REPOSTING AND SAVING
ARTICLES" for more information about the various expansion
characters. Default is 'posted'.
print_header print_header
If ON, then the full article header is sent to the printer. Otherwise only the ”Subject:” If ON, then the full article header is sent to the printe r. Otherwise only the ”Subject:”
and ”From:” fields are output. Default is OFF. and ”From:” fields are output. Default is OFF.
printer printer
The printer program with options that is to be used t The printer program with options that is to be used to pr
o print articles. The default is int articles. The default is
lpr(1) for BSD machines and lp(1) for SysV machines. Prin lpr(1) for BSD machines and lp(1) for SysV machines. Pri
ting from tin(1) may have been nting from tin(1) may have been
disabled by the System Administrator. disabled by the System Administrator.
process_only_unread process_only_unread
If ON only save/print/pipe/mail unread articles (tagged articles excepted). Default is If ON only save/print/pipe/mail unread articles (tagged ar ticles excepted). Default is
OFF. OFF.
prompt_followupto prompt_followupto
If ON show empty ”Followup-To:” header when editing an arti cle. Default is OFF. If ON show empty ”Followup-To:” header when editing an arti cle. Default is OFF.
quote_chars quote_chars
The character used in quoting included text to article foll The character used in quoting included text to article fol
owups and mail replies. The '_' lowups and mail replies. The '_'
character represents a blank character and is replaced wi character represents a blank character and is replaced with
th ' ' when read, %I is replaced ' ' when read, %I is replaced
by author's initials. Default is '>_'. by author's initials. Default is '>_'.
quote_style quote_style
This bit coded integer value controls how articles are to b This bit coded integer value controls how articles are t
e quoted when following up or o be quoted when following up or
replying to them. Any of the following options can be comb replying to them. Any of the following options can be combi
ined by adding all relevant val- ned by adding all relevant val-
ues. Default is 5, which means that quote characters are co ues. Default is 5, which means that quote characters ar
mpressed and empty lines are e compressed and empty lines are
quoted. quoted.
1 Compress quotes Compress quote characters together when quoting multiple times (for 1 Compress quotes Compress quote characters together wh en quoting multiple times (for
example, '> > >' will be turned into '>>>'). This opt ion is on by default. example, '> > >' will be turned into '>>>'). This opt ion is on by default.
2 Quote Signatures This option is off by default. Signa 2 Quote Signatures This option is off by default. Sign
tures are always quoted regard- atures are always quoted regard-
less of this option when you are viewing an article less of this option when you are viewing an article i
in raw mode PageToggleRaw ('^H') n raw mode PageToggleRaw ('^H')
and followup or reply to it. Signatures are never quo and followup or reply to it. Signatures are never
ted regardless of this option quoted regardless of this option
when show_signatures is off. when show_signatures is off.
4 Quote empty lines This option is on by default. 4 Quote empty lines This option is on by default.
quote_regex quote_regex
A regular expression that will be applied when reading articles. All matching lines are A regular expression that will be applied when reading arti cles. All matching lines are
shown in col_quote. If quote_regex is blank, then tin(1) u ses a built-in default. shown in col_quote. If quote_regex is blank, then tin(1) u ses a built-in default.
quote_regex2 quote_regex2
A regular expression that will be applied when reading arti cles. All matching lines are A regular expression that will be applied when reading articles. All matching lines are
shown in col_quote2. If quote_regex2 is blank, then tin(1) uses a built-in default. shown in col_quote2. If quote_regex2 is blank, then tin(1) uses a built-in default.
quote_regex3 quote_regex3
A regular expression that will be applied when reading articles. All matching lines are A regular expression that will be applied when reading arti cles. All matching lines are
shown in col_quote3. If quote_regex3 is blank, then tin(1) uses a built-in default. shown in col_quote3. If quote_regex3 is blank, then tin(1) uses a built-in default.
recent_time recent_time
If set to 0, this feature is deactivated, otherwise it mean s the number of days. Default is If set to 0, this feature is deactivated, otherwise it mean s the number of days. Default is
2. 2.
render_bidi render_bidi
If ON tin(1) does the rendering of bi-directional text. If OFF tin(1) leaves the rendering If ON tin(1) does the rendering of bi-directional text. If OFF tin(1) leaves the rendering
of bi-directional text to the terminal. Default is OFF. of bi-directional text to the terminal. Default is OFF.
reread_active_file_secs reread_active_file_secs
The news ${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}"/"${TIN_ACTIVEFILE:-acti ve} file is reread at regular The news ${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}"/"${TIN_ACTIVEFILE:-ac tive} file is reread at regular
intervals to show if any new news has arrived. Default is 1 200. Setting this to 0 will dis- intervals to show if any new news has arrived. Default is 1 200. Setting this to 0 will dis-
able this feature. able this feature.
savedir savedir
Directory where articles/threads are saved. Default is ${TI N_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/News. Directory where articles/threads are saved. Default is ${TI N_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/News.
score_limit_kill score_limit_kill
If the score of an article is below or equal this value the article gets marked as killed. If the score of an article is below or equal this value the article gets marked as killed.
score_limit_select score_limit_select
If the score of an article is above or equal this value the article gets marked as hot. If the score of an article is above or equal this value the article gets marked as hot.
score_kill score_kill
Score of an article which should be killed, this must be <= score_limit_kill. Score of an article which should be killed, this must be <= score_limit_kill.
score_select score_select
Score of an article which should be marked hot, this must b e >= score_limit_select. Score of an article which should be marked hot, this must b e >= score_limit_select.
scroll_lines scroll_lines
The number of lines that will be scrolled up/down in the a The number of lines that will be scrolled up/down in t
rticle pager when using cur- he article pager when using cur-
sor-up/down. The default is 1 (line-by-line). Set to sor-up/down. The default is 1 (line-by-line). Set to 0
0 to get traditional tin tin to get traditional tin tin
page-by-page scrolling. Set to -1 to get page-by-page scrol page-by-page scrolling. Set to -1 to get page-by-page scr
ling where the top/bottom line olling where the top/bottom line
is carried over onto the next page. This setting superse is carried over onto the next page. This setting supersed
des show_last_line_prev_page=ON. es show_last_line_prev_page=ON.
Set to -2 to get half-page scrolling. This setting supersed es full_page_scroll=OFF. Set to -2 to get half-page scrolling. This setting supersed es full_page_scroll=OFF.
select_format select_format
The format string used for the Selection level. Default is "%f %n %U %G %d". The follow- The format string used for the Selection level. Default is "%f %n %U %G %d". The follow-
ing substitutions are supported: ing substitutions are supported:
%G group name %G group name
%U unread count %U unread count
%d description %d description
%f group flag %f group flag
%n current group number %n current group number
%% % %% %
sort_function sort_function
Function used for sorting articles. Default is 0. Function used for sorting articles. Default is 0.
0 Use qsort(3) for sorting. 0 Use qsort(3) for sorting.
1 Use heapsort(3) for sorting. This might be faster i n large groups with long threads 1 Use heapsort(3) for sorting. This might be faster in la rge groups with long threads
(somewhat presorted data). (somewhat presorted data).
show_author show_author
Which information about the author should be shown. Default is 2, authors full name. Which information about the author should be shown. Default is 2, authors full name.
0 None, only the ”Subject:” line will be displayed. 0 None, only the ”Subject:” line will be displayed.
1 Address, ”Subject:” line & the address part of the ”F rom:” line are displayed. 1 Address, ”Subject:” line & the address part of the ”F rom:” line are displayed.
2 Full Name, ”Subject:” line & the authors full name pa rt of the ”From:” line are dis- 2 Full Name, ”Subject:” line & the authors full name p art of the ”From:” line are dis-
played (default). played (default).
3 Address and Name, ”Subject:” line & all of the ”From: ” line are displayed. 3 Address and Name, ”Subject:” line & all of the ”From: ” line are displayed.
show_description show_description
If ON show a short group description text after newsg If ON show a short group description text after newsgroup
roup name at the group selection name at the group selection
level. The ”-d” command-line flag will override the setting level. The ”-d” command-line flag will override the settin
and turn descriptions off. The g and turn descriptions off. The
text used is taken from the ${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}/ text used is taken from the ${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}/news
newsgroups file and if supported groups file and if supported
(requires tin(1) to be build with mh-mail-handling (requires tin(1) to be build with mh-mail-handl
support) from ${TIN_HOME- ing support) from ${TIN_HOME-
DIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/mailgroups for mailgroups. Default is ON . DIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/mailgroups for mailgroups. Default is ON .
show_info show_info
Which information about the thread or article should be sh own. Default is 1, show only the Which information about the thread or article should be sho wn. Default is 1, show only the
line count. line count.
0 None, no information will be displayed. 0 None, no information will be displayed.
1 Lines, in article listing the line count of an artic le will be displayed and in 1 Lines, in article listing the line count of an article will be displayed and in
thread listing the line count of first (unread) artic le will be displayed. thread listing the line count of first (unread) artic le will be displayed.
2 Score, in article listing the score of an article will be displayed and in thread 2 Score, in article listing the score of an article wil l be displayed and in thread
listing the score of the thread will be displayed — s ee also thread_score. listing the score of the thread will be displayed — s ee also thread_score.
3 Lines & Score, display line count and score. 3 Lines & Score, display line count and score.
show_only_unread_arts show_only_unread_arts
If ON show only new/unread articles otherwise show all arti cles. Default is ON. If ON show only new/unread articles otherwise show all arti cles. Default is ON.
show_only_unread_groups show_only_unread_groups
If ON show only subscribed groups that contain unread artic les. Default is OFF. If ON show only subscribed groups that contain unread artic les. Default is OFF.
show_signatures show_signatures
If OFF don't show signatures when displaying articles. Defa ult is ON. If OFF don't show signatures when displaying articles. Defa ult is ON.
sigdashes sigdashes
If ON prefix the signature with sigdashes. Default is ON. If ON prefix the signature with sigdashes. Default is ON.
sigfile sigfile
The path that specifies the signature file to use when post ing, following up to or replying The path that specifies the signature file to use when post ing, following up to or replying
to an article. If the path is a directory then the sign ature will be randomly generated to an article. If the path is a directory then the signatur e will be randomly generated
from files that are in the specified directory. If the path starts with a ! the program the from files that are in the specified directory. If the path starts with a ! the program the
path points to will be executed to generate a signature. In order to pass the group name to path points to will be executed to generate a signature. In order to pass the group name to
the program, %G can be specified. This will be replaced by the name of the current news- the program, %G can be specified. This will be replaced by the name of the current news-
group. --none will suppress any signature. Default is ${TI N_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.Sig. group. --none will suppress any signature. Default is ${TI N_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.Sig.
signature_repost signature_repost
If ON add signature to reposted articles. Default is ON. If ON add signature to reposted articles. Default is ON.
slashes_regex slashes_regex
A regular expression that will be applied when reading A regular expression that will be applied when reading arti
articles. All matching words are cles. All matching words are
shown in col_markslash or mono_markslash. If slashes_regex shown in col_markslash or mono_markslash. If slashes_reg
is blank, then tin(1) uses a ex is blank, then tin(1) uses a
built-in default. built-in default.
sort_article_type sort_article_type
This specifies how articles should be sorted. Sort by as cending Date (6) is the default. This specifies how articles should be sorted. Sort by ascen ding Date (6) is the default.
The following sort types are allowed: The following sort types are allowed:
0 Nothing, don't sort articles. 0 Nothing, don't sort articles.
1 Subject: (descending), sort articles by ”Subject:” fi eld descending. 1 Subject: (descending), sort articles by ”Subject:” fi eld descending.
2 Subject: (ascending), sort articles by ”Subject:” fie ld ascending. 2 Subject: (ascending), sort articles by ”Subject:” fie ld ascending.
3 From: (descending), sort articles by ”From:” field de scending. 3 From: (descending), sort articles by ”From:” field de scending.
skipping to change at line 1654 skipping to change at line 1700
1 Score (descending), sort threads by filtering score d escending (default). 1 Score (descending), sort threads by filtering score d escending (default).
2 Score (ascending), sort threads by filtering score as cending. 2 Score (ascending), sort threads by filtering score as cending.
3 Last posting date (descending), sort threads by date of last posting descending. 3 Last posting date (descending), sort threads by date of last posting descending.
4 Last posting date (ascending), sort threads by date o f last posting ascending. 4 Last posting date (ascending), sort threads by date o f last posting ascending.
spamtrap_warning_addresses spamtrap_warning_addresses
Set this option to a list of comma-separated strings to be warned if you are replying to an Set this option to a list of comma-separated strings to be warned if you are replying to an
article by mail where the e-mail address contains one of th ese strings. The matching is article by mail where the e-mail address contains one o f these strings. The matching is
case-insensitive. Example: case-insensitive. Example:
spam,delete,remove spam,delete,remove
stars_regex stars_regex
A regular expression that will be applied when reading A regular expression that will be applied when reading arti
articles. All matching words are cles. All matching words are
shown in col_markstar or mono_markstar. If stars_regex is shown in col_markstar or mono_markstar. If stars_rege
blank, then tin(1) uses a x is blank, then tin(1) uses a
built-in default. built-in default.
start_editor_offset start_editor_offset
Set ON if the editor used for posting, follow-ups and b ug reports has the capability of Set ON if the editor used for posting, follow-ups and bug r eports has the capability of
starting and positioning the cursor at a specified line wit hin a file. Default is ON. starting and positioning the cursor at a specified line wit hin a file. Default is ON.
strip_blanks strip_blanks
Strips the blanks from the end of each line therefore speed ing up the display when reading Strips the blanks from the end of each line therefore spee ding up the display when reading
on a slow terminal or via modem. Default is ON. on a slow terminal or via modem. Default is ON.
strip_bogus strip_bogus
Bogus groups are groups that are present in your ${TIN_HOM Bogus groups are groups that are present in your ${TIN_HOME
EDIR:-"$HOME"}/.newsrc file that DIR:-"$HOME"}/.newsrc file that
no longer exist on the news server. There are 3 options. 0 no longer exist on the news server. There are 3 options.
means do nothing & always keep 0 means do nothing & always keep
bogus groups. 1 means bogus groups will be permanently re bogus groups. 1 means bogus groups will be permanently rem
moved. 2 means that bogus groups oved. 2 means that bogus groups
will appear on the Group Selection Menu, prefixed with a 'D will appear on the Group Selection Menu, prefixed with
'. This allows you to unsub- a 'D'. This allows you to unsub-
scribe from them as and when you wish. Default is 0 (Always Keep). scribe from them as and when you wish. Default is 0 (Always Keep).
strip_newsrc strip_newsrc
If ON, then unsubscribed groups will be permanently removed from your ${TIN_HOME- If ON, then unsubscribed groups will be permanently removed from your ${TIN_HOME-
DIR:-"$HOME"}/.newsrc file. Default is OFF. DIR:-"$HOME"}/.newsrc file. Default is OFF.
strip_re_regex
A regular expression to find Subject prefixes like "Re:
" to remove If strip_re_regex is
blank, then tin(1) uses a built-in default.
strip_was_regex
A regular expression to find Subject suffixes like "(was:"
to remove. If strip_was_regex
is blank, then tin(1) uses a built-in default.
strokes_regex strokes_regex
A regular expression that will be applied when reading arti cles. All matching words are A regular expression that will be applied when reading articles. All matching words are
shown in col_markstroke or mono_markstroke. If strokes_reg ex is blank, then tin(1) uses a shown in col_markstroke or mono_markstroke. If strokes_reg ex is blank, then tin(1) uses a
built-in default. built-in default.
tex2iso_conv tex2iso_conv
Decode German style TeX umlaut codes to ISO If ON, show "a as Umlaut-a, etc. Default is Decode German style TeX umlaut codes to ISO If ON, show "a as Umlaut-a, etc. Default is
OFF. This behaviour can also be toggled in the article view er via PageToggleTex2iso ('"'). OFF. This behaviour can also be toggled in the article view er via PageToggleTex2iso ('"').
thread_articles thread_articles
Defines which threading method to use. The choices are: 0) Defines which threading method to use. The choices are: 0)
Don't thread, 1) Thread on Sub- Don't thread, 1) Thread on Sub-
ject only 2) Thread on References only, 3) Thread on Refere ject only 2) Thread on References only, 3) Thread on Refer
nces then Subject (default) 4) ences then Subject (default) 4)
Thread multipart articles on Subject. 5) Thread on Perce Thread multipart articles on Subject. 5) Thread on Percent
ntage Match of the Subjects It's age Match of the Subjects It's
also possible to set the threading type on a per group basi s by setting the group attribute also possible to set the threading type on a per group basi s by setting the group attribute
variable thread_articles to 0 – 5 in the file ${TIN_HOMEDIR :-"$HOME"}/.tin/attributes. variable thread_articles to 0 – 5 in the file ${TIN_HOMEDIR :-"$HOME"}/.tin/attributes.
thread_format thread_format
The format string used for the Thread level. Default is "% n %m [%L] %T %F". The follow- The format string used for the Thread level. Default is "%n %m [%L] %T %F". The follow-
ing substitutions are supported: ing substitutions are supported:
%D date %D date
%F from, name and/or address %F from, name and/or address
%I initials %I initials
%L line count %L line count
%M message-id %M message-id
%S score %S score
%T thread tree %T thread tree
%m article marks %m article marks
%n current article number %n current article number
%% % %% %
thread_perc thread_perc
Defines how close the subjects must match while threading b Defines how close the subjects must match while threading
y Percentage Match for threads by Percentage Match for threads
to be considered part of a single thread. This value is in to be considered part of a single thread. This value is in
the range 0 to 100. The default the range 0 to 100. The default
is 75. is 75.
thread_catchup_on_exit thread_catchup_on_exit
If ON catchup group/thread when leaving with the left arrow key. Default is ON. If ON catchup group/thread when leaving with the left arrow key. Default is ON.
thread_score thread_score
How the total score of a thread is computed. Default is 0 , the maximum score in this How the total score of a thread is computed. Default is 0, the maximum score in this
thread. thread.
0 Max, the maximum score in this thread. 0 Max, the maximum score in this thread.
1 Sum, the sum of all scores in this thread. 1 Sum, the sum of all scores in this thread.
2 Average, the average score in this thread. 2 Average, the average score in this thread.
translit translit
If ON append //TRANSLIT to the first argument of iconv_ope If ON append //TRANSLIT to the first argument of iconv_open
n(3) to enable transliteration. (3) to enable transliteration.
This means that when a character cannot be represented in t This means that when a character cannot be represented in
he target character set, it can the target character set, it can
be approximated through one or several similarly looking c be approximated through one or several similarly looking ch
haracters. On systems where this aracters. On systems where this
extension doesn't exist, this option is disabled. Default i s OFF. extension doesn't exist, this option is disabled. Default i s OFF.
trim_article_body trim_article_body
Allows you to select how tin(1) treats blank lines in artic le bodies. Default is 0. This Allows you to select how tin(1) treats blank lines in art icle bodies. Default is 0. This
option does not affect lines within verbatim blocks. option does not affect lines within verbatim blocks.
0 Don't trim article body, do nothing. 0 Don't trim article body, do nothing.
1 Skip leading blank lines. 1 Skip leading blank lines.
2 Skip trailing blank lines. 2 Skip trailing blank lines.
3 Skip leading and trailing blank l., skip leading and trailing blank lines. 3 Skip leading and trailing blank l., skip leading and trailing blank lines.
4 Compact multiple between text, replace multiple bla nk lines between textblocks with 4 Compact multiple between text, replace multiple blank lines between textblocks with
one blank line. one blank line.
5 Compact multiple and skip leading, 4 + 1 5 Compact multiple and skip leading, 4 + 1
6 Compact multiple and skip trailing, 4 + 2 6 Compact multiple and skip trailing, 4 + 2
7 Compact mltpl., skip lead. & trai., 4 + 3 7 Compact mltpl., skip lead. & trai., 4 + 3
underscores_regex underscores_regex
A regular expression that will be applied when reading arti A regular expression that will be applied when reading
cles. All matching words are articles. All matching words are
shown in col_markdash or mono_markdash. If underscores_reg shown in col_markdash or mono_markdash. If underscores_rege
ex is blank, then tin(1) uses a x is blank, then tin(1) uses a
built-in default. built-in default.
unlink_article unlink_article
If ON remove ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.article after posting . Default is ON. If ON remove ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.article after posting . Default is ON.
url_handler url_handler
The program that will be run when launching URLs in the art icle viewer using PageViewUrl The program that will be run when launching URLs in the article viewer using PageViewUrl
('U'). The actual URL will be appended. Default is url_hand ler.pl. ('U'). The actual URL will be appended. Default is url_hand ler.pl.
url_highlight url_highlight
Enable highlighting URLs in message body. Default is ON. Enable highlighting URLs in message body. Default is ON.
use_color use_color
If enabled tin(1) uses ANSI-colours. Default is OFF. If enabled tin(1) uses ANSI-colours. Default is OFF.
use_keypad use_keypad
Use scroll keys on keypad. Default is OFF. Use scroll keys on keypad. Default is OFF.
use_mouse use_mouse
Allows the mouse button support in an xterm(1x) to be enab led/disabled. Default is OFF. Allows the mouse button support in an xterm(1x) to be enab led/disabled. Default is OFF.
use_slrnface use_slrnface
If enabled slrnface(1) will be used to interpret the ”X-F If enabled slrnface(1) will be used to interpret the ”X-Fa
ace:” header. For this option to ce:” header. For this option to
have any effect, tin(1) must be running in an xterm(1x) a have any effect, tin(1) must be running in an xterm(1x)
nd slrnface(1) must be in your and slrnface(1) must be in your
$PATH. Default is OFF. $PATH. Default is OFF.
utf8_graphics utf8_graphics
If ON use UTF-8 characters for indicator ('->'), thr ead/attachment tree and ellipsis If ON use UTF-8 characters for indicator ('->'), thread /attachment tree and ellipsis
('...'). Default is OFF. ('...'). Default is OFF.
verbatim_begin_regex verbatim_begin_regex
A regular expression that tin will use to find the begin of a verbatim block. Default is A regular expression that tin will use to find the begin of a verbatim block. Default is
#v+ #v+
verbatim_end_regex verbatim_end_regex
A regular expression that tin will use to find the end of a verbatim block. Default is #v- A regular expression that tin will use to find the end of a verbatim block. Default is #v-
verbatim_handling verbatim_handling
If ON verbatim blocks will be detected. Default is ON. If ON verbatim blocks will be detected. Default is ON.
wildcard wildcard
Allows you to select how tin(1) matches strings. The d Allows you to select how tin(1) matches strings. The defau
efault is 0 and uses the wildmat lt is 0 and uses the wildmat
notation, which is how this has traditionally been handled. notation, which is how this has traditionally been handle
Setting this to 1 allows you d. Setting this to 1 allows you
to use perl(1) compatible regular expressions pcre(3 ). (see also perlre(1) and to use perl(1) compatible regular expressions pcre(3 ). (see also perlre(1) and
pcrepattern(3)). You will probably want to update your fil ter file if you use this regu- pcrepattern(3)). You will probably want to update your f ilter file if you use this regu-
larly. NB: Newsgroup names will always be matched using th e wildmat notation. larly. NB: Newsgroup names will always be matched using th e wildmat notation.
word_h_display_marks word_h_display_marks
Should the leading and ending stars, slashes, strokes an d dashes also be displayed, even Should the leading and ending stars, slashes, strokes and d ashes also be displayed, even
when they are highlighting marks? when they are highlighting marks?
0 no 0 no
1 yes, display mark 1 yes, display mark
2 print a space instead 2 print a space instead
word_highlight word_highlight
Enable word highlighting. See word_h_display_marks for the options available. If use_color Enable word highlighting. See word_h_display_marks for the options available. If use_color
is enabled the colours specified in col_markdash, col_marks lash, col_markstar and col_mark- is enabled the colours specified in col_markdash, col_marks lash, col_markstar and col_mark-
stroke are used for word highlighting else the character at tributes specified in mono_mark- stroke are used for word highlighting else the character at tributes specified in mono_mark-
dash, mono_markslash, mono_markstar and mono_markstroke are used. Default is ON. dash, mono_markslash, mono_markstar and mono_markstroke are used. Default is ON.
wrap_column wrap_column
Sets the column at which a displayed article body shou Sets the column at which a displayed article body should be
ld be wrapped. If this value is wrapped. If this value is
equal to 0, it defaults to the current screen width. If th equal to 0, it defaults to the current screen width. If
is value is greater than your this value is greater than your
current screen width the part off-screen is not displaye current screen width the part off-screen is not displayed.
d. Thus setting this option to a Thus setting this option to a
large value can be used to disable wrapping. If this value large value can be used to disable wrapping. If this valu
is negative the wrap margin is e is negative the wrap margin is
the current screen width plus the given value (as long the current screen width plus the given value (as long as t
as the result is still positive, he result is still positive,
otherwise it will fall back to the current screen width). D otherwise it will fall back to the current screen width
efault is 0, wrapping at the ). Default is 0, wrapping at the
current screen width. current screen width.
wrap_on_next_unread wrap_on_next_unread
If enabled a search for the next unread article will wrap If enabled a search for the next unread article will wrap a
around all articles to find also round all articles to find also
previous unread articles. If disabled the search stops at previous unread articles. If disabled the search stop
the end of the thread list. s at the end of the thread list.
Default is ON. Default is ON.
xpost_quote_format xpost_quote_format
Format is the same as for news_quote_format, this is used when answering to a crossposting Format is the same as for news_quote_format, this is used w hen answering to a crossposting
to several groups with no ”Followup-To:” set. to several groups with no ”Followup-To:” set.
/etc/tin/tin.defaults /etc/tin/tin.defaults
Yet another global configuration file with "variable=value" pairs. This one is for the more gen- Yet another global configuration file with "variable=value" pair s. This one is for the more gen-
eral options which usually can't be controlled via ${TIN_L IBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}/tinrc and/or eral options which usually can't be controlled via ${TIN_L IBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}/tinrc and/or
${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/tinrc like resetting (to override the built-in default) the newslib- ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.tin/tinrc like resetting (to override th e built-in default) the newslib-
dir. dir.
domainname domainname
Sets a global domain name used in From lines Sets a global domain name used in From lines
organization organization
Defines the name of your organisation. $ORGANIZATION overri des any specified value. Defines the name of your organisation. $ORGANIZATION overri des any specified value.
newslibdir newslibdir
Defines the default place for some configuration files, common values are /usr/lib/news, Defines the default place for some configuration files, com mon values are /usr/lib/news,
/var/lib/news, /usr/local/lib/news or /news/db. $TIN_LIBDIR overrides any specified value. /var/lib/news, /usr/local/lib/news or /news/db. $TIN_LIBDIR overrides any specified value.
bugaddress bugaddress
Defines the email address to which users can send bug repor Defines the email address to which users can send bug re
ts using a built-in function. ports using a built-in function.
The default points to a developers mailing list locat The default points to a developers mailing list located at
ed at tin.org. You might want to tin.org. You might want to
change this address to one of your local administration if change this address to one of your local administrati
you want to deal with your on if you want to deal with your
lusers problems on your own. lusers problems on your own.
inewsdir inewsdir
Defines the directory containing the inews(1) executable. Defines the directory containing the inews(1) executable.
mm_charset mm_charset
Default charset to be used in MIME's ”Content-Type:” h eader. $MM_CHARSET overrides any Default charset to be used in MIME's ”Content-Type:” head er. $MM_CHARSET overrides any
specified value. specified value.
post_mime_encoding post_mime_encoding
Default encoding scheme used in MIME articles. 8bit might b e the best value. Default encoding scheme used in MIME articles. 8bit might b e the best value.
mail_mime_encoding mail_mime_encoding
Default encoding scheme used in MIME letters. quoted-printa ble is a good choice here. Default encoding scheme used in MIME letters. quoted-printa ble is a good choice here.
disable_gnksa_domain_check disable_gnksa_domain_check
Allow unregistered top level domains. As the list of valid TLDs is no longer actively main- Allow unregistered top level domains. As the list of valid TLDs is no longer actively main-
tained the default was changed to ON starting with tin(1) v ersion 2.1.5 tained the default was changed to ON starting with tin(1) v ersion 2.1.5
disable_sender disable_sender
Don't generate a ”Sender:” header. This has an effect only if inews_prog is set to --inter- Don't generate a ”Sender:” header. This has an effect only if inews_prog is set to --inter-
nal. nal.
spooldir spooldir
Base of your newsspool (Bnews, Cnews and INN traditional sp ool style), common values are Base of your newsspool (Bnews, Cnews and INN traditional spool style), common values are
/var/spool/news, /usr/spool/news, /news/spool. $TIN_SPO OLDIR overrides any specified /var/spool/news, /usr/spool/news, /news/spool. $TIN_SPO OLDIR overrides any specified
value. value.
overviewdir overviewdir
Base of your NOV database newsoverview(5) (tradspool style Base of your NOV database newsoverview(5) (tradspool
; might be the same dir as style; might be the same dir as
spooldir), common values are /var/spool/overview, /usr spooldir), common values are /var/spool/overview, /usr/
/spool/overview, /news/overview. spool/overview, /news/overview.
$TIN_NOVROOTDIR overrides any specified value. $TIN_NOVROOTDIR overrides any specified value.
overviewfile overviewfile
Name of a single overview file, common values are .overvie w, over.view. $TIN_NOVFILENAME Name of a single overview file, common values are .overv iew, over.view. $TIN_NOVFILENAME
overrides any specified value. overrides any specified value.
overviewfmtfile overviewfmtfile
Full pathname of your newssystem's overview.fmt file; usu ally the overview.fmt file is in Full pathname of your newssystem's overview.fmt file; usual ly the overview.fmt file is in
newslibdir, so you only have to change this setting if your configuration differs. newslibdir, so you only have to change this setting if your configuration differs.
activefile activefile
Full pathname of your newssystem's active file; usually the active file resides in newslib- Full pathname of your newssystem's active file; usually the active file resides in newslib-
dir and is named active, so you only have to change this se tting if your configuration dif- dir and is named active, so you only have to change this se tting if your configuration dif-
fers. $TIN_ACTIVEFILE overrides any specified value. fers. $TIN_ACTIVEFILE overrides any specified value.
activetimesfile activetimesfile
Full pathname of your newssystem's active.times file; usua lly the active.times file is Full pathname of your newssystem's active.times file; usually the active.times file is
newslibdir, so you only have to change this setting if your configuration differs. newslibdir, so you only have to change this setting if your configuration differs.
newsgroupsfile newsgroupsfile
Full pathname of your newssystem's newsgroups file; u sually the newsgroups file is in Full pathname of your newssystem's newsgroups file; usuall y the newsgroups file is in
newslibdir, so you only have to change this setting if your configuration differs. newslibdir, so you only have to change this setting if your configuration differs.
subscriptionsfile subscriptionsfile
Full pathname of your newssystem's subscriptions file; usua lly the subscriptions file is in Full pathname of your newssystem's subscriptions file; usua lly the subscriptions file is in
newslibdir, so you only have to change this setting if your configuration differs. newslibdir, so you only have to change this setting if your configuration differs.
/usr/local/share/locale/$LC_MESSAGES/LC_MESSAGES/tin.mo /usr/local/share/locale/$LC_MESSAGES/LC_MESSAGES/tin.mo
translation into language specified in $LC_ALL, $LC_MESSAGES or $L ANG translation into language specified in $LC_ALL, $LC_MESSAGES or $L ANG
${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}"/"${TIN_ACTIVEFILE:-active} ${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}"/"${TIN_ACTIVEFILE:-active}
This file lists the newsgroups that the local site receives. Each This file lists the newsgroups that the local site receives. Each
newsgroup should be listed only newsgroup should be listed only
once. Each line specifies one group; within each newsgroup, articl once. Each line specifies one group; within each newsgroup, art
es are assigned unique names, icles are assigned unique names,
which are monotonically increasing numbers. which are monotonically increasing numbers.
If an article is posted to newsgroups not mentioned in this fil e, those newsgroups are ignored. If an article is posted to newsgroups not mentioned in this file, those newsgroups are ignored.
If no valid newsgroups are specified, the article is rejected. If no valid newsgroups are specified, the article is rejected.
Each line consists of four space-separated fields "name highmark l owmark flags". Each line consists of four space-separated fields "name highmark l owmark flags".
name is the name of the newsgroup name is the name of the newsgroup
highmark highmark
is the highest article number that has been used in that ne wsgroup is the highest article number that has been used in that ne wsgroup
lowmark lowmark
is the lowest article number in the group; this number is n is the lowest article number in the group; this number i
ot guaranteed to be accurate, s not guaranteed to be accurate,
and should only be taken to be a hint. Note that because and should only be taken to be a hint. Note that because of
of article cancellations, there article cancellations, there
may be gaps in the numbering sequence. If the lowest articl may be gaps in the numbering sequence. If the lowest ar
e number is greater than the ticle number is greater than the
highest article number, then there are no articles in the n ewsgroup. highest article number, then there are no articles in the n ewsgroup.
flags can be one of those flags can be one of those
y local postings are allowed y local postings are allowed
n no local postings are allowed, only remote ones n no local postings are allowed, only remote ones
m the group is moderated and all postings must be appr oved m the group is moderated and all postings must be appr oved
skipping to change at line 1967 skipping to change at line 2021
x articles cannot be posted to this newsgroup x articles cannot be posted to this newsgroup
=foo.bar =foo.bar
articles are locally filed into the ”foo.bar” group articles are locally filed into the ”foo.bar” group
tin(1) only tries to read the file if you read directly from the l ocal spool, if you read news via tin(1) only tries to read the file if you read directly from the l ocal spool, if you read news via
NNTP, tin(1) uses the LIST (RFC3977) or LIST COUNTS (RFC60 48) command instead. NNTP, tin(1) uses the LIST (RFC3977) or LIST COUNTS (RFC60 48) command instead.
${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}/active.times ${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}/active.times
This file provides a chronological record of when newsgroups are c This file provides a chronological record of when newsgroups are
reated. It is normally updated created. It is normally updated
by the local news server (e.g. innd(8)) whenever a new group by the local news server (e.g. innd(8)) whenever a new group is
is created. Each line consist of created. Each line consist of
three space-separated fields "name time creator". three space-separated fields "name time creator".
name is the name of the newsgroup name is the name of the newsgroup
time is the time when the group was created, expressed as the nu mber of seconds since the Epoch. time is the time when the group was created, expressed as the nu mber of seconds since the Epoch.
creator creator
is the electronic mail address of the person who created th e group. is the electronic mail address of the person who created th e group.
tin(1) only tries to read the file if you read directly from the l ocal spool, if you read news via tin(1) only tries to read the file if you read directly from the l ocal spool, if you read news via
NNTP, tin(1) uses the NEWGROUPS (RFC3977) command instead. NNTP, tin(1) uses the NEWGROUPS (RFC3977) command instead.
${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}/newsgroups ${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}/newsgroups
This file provides short descriptions of each newsgroup. It is no This file provides short descriptions of each newsgroup. It is nor
rmally updated by the local news mally updated by the local news
server (e.g. innd(8)) whenever a new group is created. Each line server (e.g. innd(8)) whenever a new group is created. Each l
consist of two tab-separated ine consist of two tab-separated
fields "group.name one-line description". fields "group.name one-line description".
group.name group.name
is the name of the newsgroup is the name of the newsgroup
one-line description one-line description
is a short single-line description of the group is a short single-line description of the group
tin(1) only tries to read the file if you read directly from the l ocal spool, if you read news via tin(1) only tries to read the file if you read directly from the l ocal spool, if you read news via
NNTP, tin(1) uses the LIST NEWSGROUPS (RFC3977) command in stead. NNTP, tin(1) uses the LIST NEWSGROUPS (RFC3977) command in stead.
${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}/organization ${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}/organization
This file might hold a default organisation to be used in the ”Org anization:” header. $ORGANIZA- This file might hold a default organisation to be used in the ”O rganization:” header. $ORGANIZA-
TION has a higher priority if set. TION has a higher priority if set.
${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}/overview.fmt ${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}/overview.fmt
This file specifies the organisation of the news overview data This file specifies the organisation of the news overview databas
base (see also newsoverview(5)). e (see also newsoverview(5)).
The order of lines in this file is important; it determines the or The order of lines in this file is important; it determines th
der in which the fields will e order in which the fields will
appear in the database. See also overview.fmt(5). tin(1) only tr ies to read the file if you read appear in the database. See also overview.fmt(5). tin(1) only tr ies to read the file if you read
directly from the local spool, if you read news via NNTP, tin(1) u ses the LIST OVERVIEW.FMT (RFC- directly from the local spool, if you read news via NNTP, tin(1) uses the LIST OVERVIEW.FMT (RFC-
3977) command instead. 3977) command instead.
${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}/subscriptions ${TIN_LIBDIR:-NEWSLIBDIR}/subscriptions
This file contains a list of newsgroups — one per line — which the client should subscribe to when This file contains a list of newsgroups — one per line — which the client should subscribe to when
the user has no ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.newsrc for the news serve the user has no ${TIN_HOMEDIR:-"$HOME"}/.newsrc for the news ser
r. tin(1) only tries to read ver. tin(1) only tries to read
the file if you read directly from the local spool, if you read the file if you read directly from the local spool, if you read ne
news via NNTP, tin(1) uses the ws via NNTP, tin(1) uses the
LIST SUBSCRIPTIONS (RFC6048) command instead. LIST SUBSCRIPTIONS (RFC6048) command instead.
SEE ALSO SEE ALSO
elm(1), inews(1), ispell(1), lp(1), lpr(1), metamail(1), perl(1), perlr elm(1), inews(1), ispell(1), lp(1), lpr(1), metamail(1), perl(1), pe
e(1), pgp(1), rn(1), shar(1), rlre(1), pgp(1), rn(1), shar(1),
slrnface(1), tin(1), xterm(1x), heapsort(3), iconv(3), iconv_ope slrnface(1), tin(1), xterm(1x), heapsort(3), iconv(3), iconv_open(
n(3), nl_langinfo(3), pcre(3), 3), nl_langinfo(3), pcre(3),
pcrepattern(3), qsort(3), strftime(3), system(3), active(5), ma pcrepattern(3), qsort(3), strftime(3), system(3), active(5), m
ilcap(5), mbox(5), mmdf(5), ailcap(5), mbox(5), mmdf(5),
newsoverview(5), overview.fmt(5), innd(8), RFC1524, RFC2045, RFC2046, RFC 2047, RFC2048, RFC2231, RFC2980, newsoverview(5), overview.fmt(5), innd(8), RFC1524, RFC2045, RFC2046, RFC 2047, RFC2048, RFC2231, RFC2980,
RFC3977, RFC4155, RFC4643, RFC5322, RFC5536, RFC5537, RFC6048 RFC3977, RFC4155, RFC4643, RFC5322, RFC5536, RFC5537, RFC6048
2.4.4 December 24th, 2019 tin(5) 2.4.5 December 24th, 2020 tin(5)
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