Post by MajorLanGod
How can I make a custom filter in Xnews permanent. Right now, I
have to invoke it every time I want to use it. There are a couple
newsgroups that are being swamped by encripted entries where the
author name always starts with three numerals. I have a custom
filter to take care of them, but I have to invoke it by hand every
time. Is there a way to make it permanent so that it is always run
when I open a newsgroup. And yes, I have already looked at the
Xnews User Manual.
Instead of invoking Filter > Custom Filter [F9], use
Special > Edit Score File [Ctrl + E] which opens the score file in
Notepad. Hand-edit your scorefile there and save the changes.
When entering scores for all newsgroups, they go under [.]
When entering scores for a particular group they go under the groups
name. For example, this group and a kill score for an individual would
look like something this:
From: someone's name
You don't need to write a "From:" for each entry, you can pipe "|"
names across a single line, as in:
From: person 1|person 2|person 3|etc|etc|etc
Does the persons name always use the same 3 numbers? If not, use:
In the fine Xnews manual, read the chapters 16 and 17. Especially
chapters 17 for more Regex info which will come in handy when editing
the score file by hand.