overview.fmt - format of news overview database


   The  file /etc/news/overview.fmt specifies the organization of the news
   overview database.  Blank lines and lines beginning with a number  sign
   (``#'')  are ignored.  The order of lines in this file is important; it
   determines the order in which the fields will appear in the database.

   Most lines will consist of an article header name, optionally  followed
   by  a colon.  A trailing set of lines can have the word ``full'' appear
   after the colon; this indicates that the header should appear  as  well
   as its value.

   If  this  file  is  changed,  it  is  usually  necessary to rebuild the
   existing overview  database  using  expireover(8)  after  removing  all
   existing overview files.

   The  default  file,  show  below,  is  compatible  with Geoff Collyer's
   ``nov'' package:
          ##  Some newsreaders get better performance if Xref is present


   Written by Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for  InterNetNews.   Intended
   to  be  compatible  with  the  nov  package  written  by  Geoff Collyer
   <geoff@world.std.com>.  This is revision 1.6, dated 1996/09/06.



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