Virtual Groups Combined Groups
Kibozing is defined by OED as ``grepping through (parts of)
the news feed''.
nnkiboze is a backend that will do this for
you. Oh joy! Now you can grind any NNTP server down to a halt
with useless requests! Oh happiness!
To create a kibozed group, use the G k command in the group buffer.
The address field of the
nnkiboze method is, as with
nnvirtual, a regexp to match groups to be ``included'' in the
nnkiboze group. That's where most similarities between
In addition to this regexp detailing component groups, an
must have a score file to say what articles are to be included in
the group (see Scoring).
You must run M-x nnkiboze-generate-groups after creating the
nnkiboze groups you want to have. This command will take time. Lots of
time. Oodles and oodles of time. Gnus has to fetch the headers from
all the articles in all the component groups and run them through the
scoring process to determine if there are any articles in the groups
that are to be part of the
Please limit the number of component groups by using restrictive regexps. Otherwise your sysadmin may become annoyed with you, and the NNTP site may throw you off and never let you back in again. Stranger things have happened.
nnkiboze component groups do not have to be alive---they can be dead,
and they can be foreign. No restrictions.
The generation of an
nnkiboze group means writing two files in
nnkiboze-directory, which is `
~/News/' by default. One
contains the NOV header lines for all the articles in the group,
and the other is an additional `
.newsrc' file to store information
on what groups have been searched through to find component articles.
Articles marked as read in the
nnkiboze group will have
their NOV lines removed from the NOV file.