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       lmove  -d directory [ -c filename ] [ -a filename ] [ -e |
       -E filename ] [ -l phrase_file ] [ -D ] [ -A ] [ -h | -s ]


       -a filename

       This  is the location of the active file.  See description
       of file below.   If  this  option  is  not  provided,  the
       default of "active" is used.


       Lmove  uses  the  active  file to determine what number to
       start at when creating the file name for the  articles  in
       each  group.  If an external program or person either puts
       articles into the directories, or changes the  numbers  in
       the  active  file,  the  possibility  exists to accidently
       overwrite already existing articles.  In  order  to  avoid
       this,  lmove  checks  to  see if an article already exists
       before moving a new article into the directory  tree.   If
       it  already  exists, then lmove aborts with a warning mes­
       sage at that point.

       This option overrides the default action.  If this  option
       is  given when lmove runs, then lmove will keep increasing
       the article number until it finds one not being used.

       -c filename

       This is the  location  of  the  configuration  file.   See
       description  of  file  below.   If this option is not pro­
       vided, the default of "lmove-config" is used.

       -d directory

       This option is required. This is the directory  that  con­
       tains  the  articles  for  lmove to put into the directory
       structure.  It should be on the  same  filesystem  as  the
       BASE  directory (see ACTIVE FILE below), since some ..IX's
       move command can not move files across file systems.


       This option tells lmove to log various debugging  messages
       to debug.suck.  This is primarily used by the developer to
       trace various problems.

       -e | -E filename

       These options will send all error messages (normally  dis­


       This option tells suck to create symbolic links for  arti­
       cles  that are cross posted to multiple groups.  The first
       group on the newsgroups line that is in  the  active  file
       gets the actual text of the article, any other groups that
       are on the newsgroups line that also exist in  the  active
       file will get symbolic links to the actual text.   This is
       so that news readers can see cross posted articles in  all
       the  groups  that  they were cross posted to.  NOTE: If an
       article is cross posted to a group that does not exist  in
       the active file, then a link will not be created.


       This  option is identical to the -s option, but instead of
       symbolic links, hard links are created.  See  man  2  link
       and  man 2 symlink to explain the differences between hard
       and symbolic links.


       Lmove will take articles in a single  directory  (such  as
       those  retrieved with "suck" ), and put them into a direc­
       tory tree based on newsgroups.   Lmove  uses  an  "active"
       file  to  determine where to put the various articles, and
       to keep track of the highest numbered  articles  in  these
       directories.   Lmove  will  scan  each  article  to find a
       matching group in the active file, then store the  article
       in  that  group's directory, increasing the highest number
       for that group.  Normally, once  the  first  group  of  an
       article  is  matched  in the active file, lmove goes on to
       the next article, unless you  use  the  -h  or  -s  option


       The configuration file should contain two lines:


       The BASE= tells lmove the base directory for all articles.
       This is where the articles are actually stored.

       The ACTIVE= tells lmove where to  find  the  active  file,
       described below.


       The  active  file consists of newsgroup names, the current
       Upon completion, lmove will move the current  active  file
       to  "active.old", and write out a new active file with the
       new highest article numbers.  Any articles not moved  into
       the  directory  structure are left in the original article


       0 on success, -1 on failure.


       suck(1), rpost(1), testhost(1).


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