Gnus Manual. Node: Foreign Groups
The Group Buffer
2.9: Foreign Groups
Below are some group mode commands for making and editing general foreign
groups, as well as commands to ease the creation of a few
special-purpose groups. All these commands insert the newly created
groups under point---
gnus-subscribe-newsgroup-method is not
Make a new group (
gnus-group-make-group). Gnus will prompt you
for a name, a method and possibly an address. For an easier way
to subscribe to NNTP groups, see Browse Foreign Server.
Rename the current group to something else
gnus-group-rename-group). This is valid only on some
groups---mail groups mostly. This command might very well be quite slow
on some backends.
Customize the group parameters (
Enter a buffer where you can edit the select method of the current
Enter a buffer where you can edit the group parameters
Enter a buffer where you can edit the group info
Make a directory group (see Directory Groups). You will be prompted
for a directory name (
Make the Gnus help group (
Make a Gnus archive group (
default a group pointing to the most recent articles will be created
gnus-group-recent-archive-directory), but given a prefix, a full
group will be created from
Make a kiboze group. You will be prompted for a name, for a regexp to
match groups to be ``included'' in the kiboze group, and a series of
strings to match on headers (
See Kibozed Groups.
Read an arbitrary directory as if it were a newsgroup with the
nneething backend (
See Anything Groups.
Make a group based on some file or other
gnus-group-make-doc-group). If you give a prefix to this
command, you will be prompted for a file name and a file type.
Currently supported types are
forward. If you run
this command without a prefix, Gnus will guess at the file type.
See Document Groups.
Create one of the groups mentioned in
Make an ephemeral group based on a web search
gnus-group-make-web-group). If you give a prefix to this
command, make a solid group instead. You will be prompted for the
search engine type and the search string. Valid search engine types
See Web Searches.
If you use the
dejanews search engine, you can limit the search
to a particular group by using a match string like
~g alt.sysadmin.recovery shaving'.
This function will delete the current group
gnus-group-delete-group). If given a prefix, this function will
actually delete all the articles in the group, and forcibly remove the
group itself from the face of the Earth. Use a prefix only if you are
absolutely sure of what you are doing. This command can't be used on
read-only groups (like
nntp group), though.
Make a new, fresh, empty
gnus-group-make-empty-virtual). See Virtual Groups.
Add the current group to an
gnus-group-add-to-virtual). Uses the process/prefix convention.
See Select Methods, for more information on the various select
The Group Buffer
gnus-activate-foreign-newsgroups is a positive number,
Gnus will check all foreign groups with this level or lower at startup.
This might take quite a while, especially if you subscribe to lots of
groups from different NNTP servers. Also see Group Levels;
gnus-activate-level also affects activation of foreign